A German teenager being touted as the answer to climate activist Greta Thunberg is set to speak to the annual gathering of conservatives at CPAC this week.
Naomi Seibt, who has been called the “anti-Greta,” is set to take the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference, joining dozens of speakers including President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence.
(Source: Heartland Institute)
The 19-year-old “climate skeptic” from Münster in western Germany has been tapped by the Heartland Institute which presented her at the UN climate conference in Madrid in December. The conservative think tank hired her to campaign on its views pushing back on the alarms over global warming.
In a video titled “Naomi Seibt vs. Greta Thunberg: Whom Should We Trust?” Seibt revealed she is not a fan of the “anti-Greta” moniker.
“The reason I don’t like the term ‘anti-Greta’ is that it suggests I myself am an indoctrinated puppet, I guess, for the other side,” she said, telling Insider that she is “not this evil opposite of Greta — she might be a really nice girl and I would love to talk to her someday.”
The so-called “YouTube influencer” believes that there is some truth to the climate change arguments but that activists like Thunberg are exaggerating the climate crisis and creating a panic.
“My main problem with the climate change narrative is that most people who protest do not actually know the science behind it,” Seibt told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s terrifying young people and ruining relationships.”
“I don’t want to get people to stop believing in man-made climate change, not at all,” she told the Washington Post. “Are man-made CO2 emissions having that much impact on the climate? I think that’s ridiculous to believe.”
“It is important that we keep questioning the narrative that’s out there instead of promoting it,” Seibt said. “These days, climate change science really isn’t a science at all.”
In a YouTube video for the Heartland Institute, the German teen said, “I have good news for you: The world is not ending because of climate change.”
“People are being force-fed a very dystopian agenda of climate alarmism that tells us that we as humans are destroying the planet and that we, the young people especially, have no future,” she said.
(Source: Heartland Institute)
“This mainstream narrative of fear-mongering and climate alarmism is holding us hostage in our own brains,” Seibt said in a Heartland video. “Don’t let an agenda that is trying to depict you as an energy-sucking leech on the planet get into your brain and take away all of your passionate spirit.”
Seibt will be facing her largest audience yet in her address at CPAC, being held outside Washington, D.C. The annual conservative gathering will also feature speeches from White House officials, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway as well as U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell who was just named acting director of national intelligence.
A wide array of Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Reps. Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, and Dan Crenshaw as well as Chair of the House Republican Conference Liz Cheney. Media personalities, sports figures and more will also be giving speeches and presentations at the event.
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