Naomi Seibt (born 2000) is a young German girl that has taken the media world by storm. In less than a month, she has been interviewed by Washington Post, grown her Youtube channel to more than 70,000 followers and become one of the hottest internet phenomenons in a short period of time.
People can’t get enough of her, which is why I wanted to look into more of the facts surrounding this young woman.
Disclaimer: I know that the “climate change denier” group will criticize this article for being too harsh on her. They will also tell me that I am a “liberal left-wing idiot”. That’s fine.
On the other side, people on the left will criticize me for writing about Naomi at all. They will write stuff like: “I don’t understand why you even give her attention – she is absolutely stupid and doesn’t deserve having her words spread out!”. That’s also fine.
But do promise me that if you have strong feelings about this: feel free to add a comment in the comment section below. 🙂
1. Many people call her “The nemesis of Greta Thunberg”.
This is quite an easy story to spin for most newspapers. On one hand, you have a Swedish teenager who’s been asking people to fight against climate change for a couple of years – and being quite successful at it as well.
On the other side of the ring, you have a charming, good-looking and up and coming German girl with blue eyes and blonde hair.
The Guardian has already used the term “anti-Greta”:
And several Youtube uploaders did the same thing:
When two young blonde girls from Northern Europe starts to get involved on each side of environmental politics, I guess this scenario was inevitable.
2. She got inspiration from far-right podcaster Stefan Molyneux
According to Business Insider, Naomi praised far-right Youtuber Stefan Molyneux at a CPAC panel in early 2020.
In order to understand why this is controversial, I think we should quickly look at one of the most bizarre things Stefan Molyneux has said:
After visiting Poland, he said that it inspired him to see that we “could have peaceful, free, easy, civilized, and safe discussions in what is essentially an all-white country”.
Stefan is also quite a popular figure on Twitter:
3. Naomi Seibt does believe in man-made climate change
This might come as a surprise to many. Seibt doesn’t say that global warming isn’t happening.
What she criticizes is the approach to solving the problem. She believes that most of the political decisions are based on “climate hysteria”.
Moreover, she said in one of her Youtube videos that “I don’t want you to panic. I want you to think.”
4. She mocks Greta Thunberg by using the phrase “How Dare You?”
In one of her latest Youtube videos, Naomi Seibt uses a title with a reference that cannot be misunderstood:
5. She cooperates with Heartland Institute
If you saw the video posted above, you know that she was deeply concerned about the “misrepresentation of me and the Heartland Institute from mainstream media”.
What is Heartland Institute and what do they stand for?
And for those of you who don’t know what Heartland institute stands for, I can quickly give you a summary:
– The Guardian once published a story about how Heartland Institute systematically worked to undermine climate change science.
– According to their own websites, they are “one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks“.
– Tim Huelskamp was the president of Heartland in 2019. During a climate denial conference, he said the following: “It took a while, but we think we’ve won the battle — Al Gore was wrong.” (source: Desmogblog)
– The group has strong connections to the most famous climate denier of them all: President Donald Trump.
An interesting group of people.
6. Naomi Seibt doesn’t have any formal education within biology, climate change studies nor meteorology
Unlike the people she criticizes, Seibt does not have any formal education in anything related to global warming or climate change.
I mean…give her a break. She is just 19 years old.
At the same time, I believe that people should be quite careful when they criticize people that have a masters’ degree in some important environmental topic. It’s like some 19-year old that just came out of college would tell Steve Jobs how to sell electronic products.
7. Seibt is skeptical about German immigration laws
And let’s be clear: it’s not necessarily something wrong about that. Having a strict and fair policy when it comes to who you let into your country might be a good thing.
According to France24.com, Naomi started to become “skeptical” in 2015, but this had “less to do with climate science than with the migrant crisis in Germany.”
It’s just funny that there’s a clear correlation between denying climate change and being skeptic of immigration. Milo Yiannopolus and Ben Shapiro are two other guys who’s repeatedly said that their countries (UK and US) need to follow a strict immigration plan.
If you click on their names, you will be directed to articles where I fact-check some of the things they have said about climate change.
Why is this connection ironic?
Because all serious projections have told us that there will be an explosion in “climate change refugees” if we see increased global warming.
If you want to read more about this topic, feel free to click here. This article will teach you exactly why the “alt-right” should be concerned about global warming if they don’t want refugees into their countries.
Conclusion – what do we know about Naomi Seibt?
Quite a lot.
– She is a 19-year-old girl who believes that our approach to global warming is wrong and that we are “overreacting”.
– Many alt-right organizations seem to be quite happy to share her thoughts.
– Several publications have used the term “ANTI-GRETA” when they refer to Naomi. This is a clear reference to the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
And guys: please remember that she is a 19-year-old girl. I’ve seen some quite nasty comments in the comment section in the articles that is related to Greta Thunberg. Those things are unnecessary (regardless of who that young person is or what he/she stands for). In other words: if you do feel like you have to leave a comment – be nice. 🙂
I do have to manually approve all comments, which means it wouldn’t be worth your time to write something offensive that wouldn’t appear on this website anyway.