A 19-year-old German woman is being dubbed the “anti-Greta” Thunberg for her blonde appearance, European citizenship, eloquence and, above all, her forceful denunciation of “climate alarmism.”
Thunberg famously scolded world leaders at last year’s U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York in a passionate speech that instantly went viral.
“How dare you?” Thunberg said at the time.
Naomi Seibt doesn’t like the comparison to Thunberg, a 17-year-old Swede who has become the face of climate change activism.
“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,” Seibt said in a YouTube video produced by the Heartland Institute.
“These days, climate change science isn’t really science at all,” she added.
In a Monday feature, the Washington Post downplayed Seibt’s impact, comparing her just under 50,000 subscribers on YouTube to Thunberg’s 4 million Twitter subscribers. Seibt, who joined Twitter earlier this month, has only 865 Twitter followers, but nearly three times the number of YouTube subscribers as Thunberg, who has only 18,000.
Seibt is being promoted by the Chicago-based libertarian think tank the Heartland Institute, who sees her as a “star.”