Between two temperature announcements, the weather presenters, who are participating this Tuesday in the International Weather and Climate Forum, have been slipping for years elements of raising public awareness of global warming.
"It is in these bulletins that the idea gradually entered people's heads," said Evelyne Dhéliat at the microphone of Europe 1.
All the relays are good at making the general public aware of global warming.
And for years, scientists have found a top choice: the weather forecasters on TV channels.
Alongside climatologists, these men and women of television, who put their sympathy at the service of environmental education, are participating this Tuesday in the International Weather and Climate Forum.
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"What is happening right now is rare"
"The first signals of climate change are felt, and it's up to us to share them", estimates at the microphone of Europe 1 Laurent Romejko, weather presenter on France 3. "We have this role to say: what is happening right now is rare, it has never happened or it happens once every 50 years or every century, and here it has happened three times in five years .... It is a strong sign that the machine It's the message we're getting across and I think it's being heard. "
On TF1, Evelyne Dhéliat, weather presenter since 1992, considers herself to be the first to have punctuated her weather reports with information on global warming.
"I know that at the beginning it was very difficult for the viewers to understand, because when I told them we have 5-6 degrees of difference in the space of 24 hours and there will be 2-3 degrees in l 'within a century, it was very difficult for them, ”she recalls at the microphone of Europe 1.
The first images of the melting ice cap
But "it is within these bulletins that the idea of this warming has gradually entered the minds of people", welcomes the presenter. It was also in these short programs that many French people saw, for the first time, images of the melting of the Arctic ice cap or of deforestation in the Amazon.