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Greta And Naomi: The Poster Girls Of A Climate Movement

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Greta Thunberg. We have all seen the images. A young girl sitting in front of the Swedish parliament, boasting a sign ‘Skolstrejk’, or ‘school strike’. Or the images of this very same girl crossing the Atlantic on a climate-neutral yacht. Or her speech at the United Nations, calling out world leaders for not taking action and destroying the world that she will have to grow up in. Meet Greta Thunberg.

Greta And Naomi: The Poster Girls Of A Climate Movement

Then, there’s the ‘anti-Greta’, German climate sceptic (or, as she calls it, ‘realist’) Naomi Seibt. This 18-year-old high school student has quickly grabbed fame with her outspoken criticism of both Greta and everything she stands for. Claiming that Greta never talks about the science, Naomi explains her views with a wisdom beyond her age: views that seem to confirm her world view, a view in which man-made climate change isn’t real. Some are calling the German teen a nationalist, while others see her as a source of inspiration.

Naomi Seibt TV, lady

Naomi Seibt, intervieuwed by FOX NEWS

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Greta And Naomi: Pulling The Strings Of Pliable Spokespersons


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While the climate activists are hailing Saint Greta as their patron, the climate deniers seem to have embraced Naomi as their darling. Both well-spoken, blonde, clever girls who seem non-threatening representatives of a generation most likely to suffer the consequences - or lack thereof - of climate change. Well-educated schoolgirls who appear to have raised their voices out of innocence and genuine concern for where the world is headed. Or this is what they want you to think. Because these girls have one other thing in common: the fact that they are ultimately being controlled by one or several puppet masters.

Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg on climate strike

And no, I am not saying that Greta and Naomi are pliable puppets. They are probably truly invested in the matter and really do speak from the heart. Yet there is no denying that there are some people hiding behind these innocent shields in order to push their own, far less cuddly agenda.

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Greta And Naomi: Young Girl As The Poster Child For Change

Let’s look at Greta first. A 17-year-old from Stockholm, Sweden, who grew up in an upper-class family. Her mother is a well-known opera singer, while her father is an actor and descendant of Svante Arrhenius, the scientist who actually ‘discovered’ the greenhouse effect. 

Greta Thunberg and parents
Greta Thunberg and her parents

Greta claims to have learned about climate change when she was eight years old, instantly feeling drawn to the issue in a somewhat compulsive manner - Greta has Asperger’s syndrome, accounting for some of her quirks and her confrontational nature. Then, she convinced her parents to reduce their carbon footprint - telling them to eat vegan, recycle and give up air travel. Or this is how the story goes.

There’s more to it, though. It is not as if Greta woke up one day, thinking that she had to start her ‘school strike’. No. She won a climate change essay contest of Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which led to her getting in touch with Bo Thorén from Fossil Free Dalsland, an environmental group fighting climate change. Greta attended some of their meetings, in which Bo suggested that school children could strike for the climate - an idea that she took to heart and stuck by. Yet this definitely does not make the school strike her idea, but an adult’s.

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Then there’s the Swedish start-up ‘We Don’t Have Time,’ led by a PR-specialist, Ingmar Rentzhog, that has a vested interest in Greta: he claims to accidentally have met her in front of the Swedish parliament, yet this does not appear to be a coincidence - nor was the article in the Aftonbladet newspaper that first mentioned her, a mere hour or so after Rentzhog wrote about her on his Facebook. It is not surprising that rumours go around that he, powered by his finance and banker investors, actually created the fairytale hype surrounding the girl.

Ingmar Rentzhog, smoke, chimneys
Ingmar Rentzhog: 'We don't have time'!

Naomi Seibt: Climate Change Deniers Darling

Then, let’s zoom in on Naomi. She too carries the air of an innocent girl merely fighting for her future. This teenage student from Münster, Germany has sprouted some rather radical ideas and views - including some that could be labelled as anti-Semitic. Yet her girly looks and innocent big eyes seem to somehow soften the impact of her climate change denying message. 

Naomi Seibt CPAC
Naomi Seibt talking during a CPAC meeting

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She has risen to a status that even allowed her to speak at the CPAC, or Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C., alongside President Trump and other notoriously right-wing activists and politicians. She is also employed by the Heartland Institute, a conservative think-tank organisation from the United States known for its hardline and libertarian views. Through her - paid and coached - association with this institute, she gets to speak at events and is decidedly getting her platform. A platform that seemingly thrives on the association with Greta.

Black T-Shirt, Naomi Seibt
Naomi Seibt sponserd by The Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute has chosen a smart advocate for her platform. Grown men bullying and talking down a girl like Greta does not go over so well in the media - just look at the outrage Trump caused when he stated Greta had some kind of anger issues and picked on the teen via Twitter. Yet a contemporary that is strikingly alike in background, looks and motivation is a much better pawn - excuse the word - to play this game with.

There's Always An Ulterior Motive

This is what it comes down to. As genuine and real as girls like Greta and Naomi sound, they are ultimately always backed by someone who has some kind of vested interest in the situation at hand - be it political, financial, or otherwise. These are the people who kickstarted the platform that those girls now happily use, and are the ones footing the bills for their sometimes rather extravagant travel needs - like Greta’s journey across the Atlantic and Naomi’s current parade around conservative conferences. 

Sad, but true: there’s always an ulterior motive. This time it just comes packaged like innocent looking girls.

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Greta And Naomi: The Poster Girls Of A Climate Movement

Greta Thunberg. We have all seen the images. A young girl sitting in front of the Swedish parliament, boasting a sign ‘Skolstrejk’, or ‘school strike’. Or the images of this very same girl crossing the Atlantic on a climate-neutral yacht. Or her speech at the United Nations, calling out world leaders for not taking action and destroying the world that she will have to grow up in. Meet Greta Thunberg. Greta And Naomi: The Poster Girls Of A Climate Movement Then, there’s the ‘anti-Greta’, German climate sceptic (or, as she calls it, ‘realist’) Naomi Seibt. This 18-year-old high school student has quickly grabbed fame with her outspoken criticism of both Greta and everything she stands for. Claiming that Greta never talks about the science, Naomi explains her views with a wisdom beyond her age: views that seem to confirm her world view, a view in which man-made climate change isn’t real. Some are calling the German teen a nationalist, while others see her as a source of inspiration. Naomi Seibt, intervieuwed by FOX NEWS Recommended:  Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change Greta And Naomi: Pulling The Strings Of Pliable Spokespersons {youtube}                                                           Greta or Naomi: Climate Alarmism vs Realism   While the climate activists are hailing Saint Greta as their patron, the climate deniers seem to have embraced Naomi as their darling. Both well-spoken, blonde, clever girls who seem non-threatening representatives of a generation most likely to suffer the consequences - or lack thereof - of climate change. Well-educated schoolgirls who appear to have raised their voices out of innocence and genuine concern for where the world is headed. Or this is what they want you to think. Because these girls have one other thing in common: the fact that they are ultimately being controlled by one or several puppet masters. Greta Thunberg on climate strike And no, I am not saying that Greta and Naomi are pliable puppets. They are probably truly invested in the matter and really do speak from the heart. Yet there is no denying that there are some people hiding behind these innocent shields in order to push their own, far less cuddly agenda. Recommended:  Corona Virus, Flu And Climate Change: Is There A Connection? Greta And Naomi: Young Girl As The Poster Child For Change Let’s look at Greta first. A 17-year-old from Stockholm, Sweden, who grew up in an upper-class family. Her mother is a well-known opera singer, while her father is an actor and descendant of Svante Arrhenius, the scientist who actually ‘discovered’ the greenhouse effect.   Greta Thunberg and her parents Greta claims to have learned about climate change when she was eight years old, instantly feeling drawn to the issue in a somewhat compulsive manner - Greta has Asperger’s syndrome, accounting for some of her quirks and her confrontational nature. Then, she convinced her parents to reduce their carbon footprint - telling them to eat vegan, recycle and give up air travel. Or this is how the story goes. There’s more to it, though. It is not as if Greta woke up one day, thinking that she had to start her ‘school strike’. No. She won a climate change essay contest of Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which led to her getting in touch with Bo Thorén from Fossil Free Dalsland, an environmental group fighting climate change. Greta attended some of their meetings, in which Bo suggested that school children could strike for the climate - an idea that she took to heart and stuck by. Yet this definitely does not make the school strike her idea, but an adult’s. Recommended:  Five Minutes To Midnight: Climate Change Action Fighting The Clock Then there’s the Swedish start-up ‘We Don’t Have Time,’ led by a PR-specialist, Ingmar Rentzhog, that has a vested interest in Greta: he claims to accidentally have met her in front of the Swedish parliament, yet this does not appear to be a coincidence - nor was the article in the Aftonbladet newspaper that first mentioned her, a mere hour or so after Rentzhog wrote about her on his Facebook. It is not surprising that rumours go around that he, powered by his finance and banker investors, actually created the fairytale hype surrounding the girl. Ingmar Rentzhog: 'We don't have time'! Naomi Seibt: Climate Change Deniers Darling Then, let’s zoom in on Naomi. She too carries the air of an innocent girl merely fighting for her future. This teenage student from Münster, Germany has sprouted some rather radical ideas and views - including some that could be labelled as anti-Semitic. Yet her girly looks and innocent big eyes seem to somehow soften the impact of her climate change denying message.   Naomi Seibt talking during a CPAC meeting Recommended:  Who’s Greta Thunberg’s Rival On Climate Facts, Naomi Seibt? She has risen to a status that even allowed her to speak at the CPAC, or Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C., alongside President Trump and other notoriously right-wing activists and politicians. She is also employed by the Heartland Institute, a conservative think-tank organisation from the United States known for its hardline and libertarian views. Through her - paid and coached - association with this institute, she gets to speak at events and is decidedly getting her platform. A platform that seemingly thrives on the association with Greta. Naomi Seibt sponserd by The Heartland Institute The Heartland Institute has chosen a smart advocate for her platform. Grown men bullying and talking down a girl like Greta does not go over so well in the media - just look at the outrage Trump caused when he stated Greta had some kind of anger issues and picked on the teen via Twitter. Yet a contemporary that is strikingly alike in background, looks and motivation is a much better pawn - excuse the word - to play this game with. There's Always An Ulterior Motive This is what it comes down to. As genuine and real as girls like Greta and Naomi sound, they are ultimately always backed by someone who has some kind of vested interest in the situation at hand - be it political, financial, or otherwise. These are the people who kickstarted the platform that those girls now happily use, and are the ones footing the bills for their sometimes rather extravagant travel needs - like Greta’s journey across the Atlantic and Naomi’s current parade around conservative conferences.   Sad, but true: there’s always an ulterior motive. This time it just comes packaged like innocent looking girls. Before you go! Recommended:  Global Cooling Or Warming: CO2 Matters Because It Doesn’t Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about climate change? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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