A teenager called the “anti-Greta” must speak at a Republican congress later this week in Washington D.C.
German citizen and climate change skeptic, Naomi Seibt, 19, will appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference known as CPAC in the largest annual Republican convention of its kind that runs from Wednesday to Saturday this week.
The event will include Republican lawmakers, White House officials and Trump’s re-election campaign, members of the conservative media and even a speech by the president himself.
Naomi Seibt, left, a 19-year-old German YouTube influencer claims to promote “climate realism” over “climate alarmism” on YouTube and the climate-skeptical answer to Greta Thunberg, 17, right
Seibt will speak at CPAC in Washington D.C. and become a member of a libertarian think tank and lobby group that promotes skepticism about climate change
Seibt is synchronized as the ‘anti-Greta’ because of its views on climate change are the opposite of that of the Swedish environmental campaigner 17-year-old Greta Thunberg.
Seibt’s influence is probably considerably smaller, given that it has only 5,000 Twitter followers compared to Thunberg’s 4 million, but getting the seal of approval from CPAC will certainly help to strengthen its outlook.
Seibt sets up a YouTube video made by the Heartland Institute, a think tank that strongly rejects climate change, against Thunberg.
“I have good news for you. The world is not ending because of climate change, “says Seibt in the video for the lobby group.
Siebt has been described as a climate-skeptical answer to Greta Thunberg, 17, the Swedish environmental activist who inspired international climate protests
Naomi Seibt, 19, from Germany, can be seen on her Facebook page. Seibt has 48,000 YouTube followers, but Thunberg has 4 million Twitter followers
“People are forced to use a very dystopian climate alarm agenda that tells us that we as humans are destroying the planet and that we, especially the young people, have no future.”
In another video titled “Naomi Seibt vs. Greta Thunberg: who should we trust? ” Are images of both teenagers seen as they lead their opposite things.
Greta was named ‘Person of the Year’ by Time Magazine in 2019 after a speech at the United Nations where she demanded that action be taken against climate change by gathered world leaders.
‘Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the start of a massive extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales about eternal economic growth. How dare you!, “Thunberg roared.
In some videos by Naomi Seibt she sees her mocking Grote Thunberg, on the right, which she describes as a ‘climate alarmist’
Greta Thunberg was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year and has become the face for youth climate action
Seibt called Thunberg an advocate of “climate alarmism.”
‘I myself was always an alarm center for climate change, because as a young girl I naturally grew up around the hysteria of climate change in the media, in my school books.
“I was an innocent young girl and I thought by embracing the trees I could save the planet, which was honestly not true,” she says in a YouTube video.
Seibt says that current thinking about climate change is “an insult to science and the complexity of nature and freedom of expression” adds that it is important that we keep asking ourselves about the story that exists.
‘The alerting of climate change is basically a despicable anti-human ideology. We are told to look down on our achievements with guilt, shame, disgust and not even taking into account the many major benefits we have when using fossil fuels as our main energy source.
‘Look around you. We live in such a wonderful era of rapid progress and innovation. We cannot be proud of that at all? Instead, debates are closed and real scientists lose their jobs. “
Seibt joined the Heartland Institute’s Center for Climate and Environmental Policy in February to spread her message
A float depicting Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg during the annual Rose Monday parade in Düsseldorf, Germany, 24 February 2020. Rose Monday is the traditional highlight of the carnival season in many German cities
Seibt does not completely exclude humanity’s influence on the planet’s climate, but believes it is overestimated.
‘Do man-made CO2 emissions have so much influence on the climate? I think that’s ridiculous to believe, “she said in the Washington Post.
The Heartland Institute said that Seibt was “a fantastic voice for free markets and for climate realism.”
“It is important that we continue to wonder about the story that exists instead of promoting it,” said Seibt. “Today, science about climate change is really not science at all.”
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which identifies and reports on areas of broad scientific agreement on climate change, says: “There are alarming indications that major tipping points, leading to irreversible changes in key ecosystems and the planetary climate system, may already be achieved or successful. ”
The UN calls for action and describes climate change as ‘the determining problem of our time’.