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Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change

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The young German Naomi Seibt, who sees herself as a supporter of the libertarian movement (persons, movements, structures, organizations, etc. that promote absolute freedom) categorically denies climate change. How many opponents does she have?

Naomi Seibt On Climate Change

Naomi Seibt, Sophie Atzpodien and Sibylla Heckmann
How can a fuel cell be optimized and thus drive a vehicle in an environmentally friendly way? Naomi Seibt, Sophie Atzpodien and Sibylla Heckmann from the St. Mauritz grammar school won the third place with their physics contribution at 'Schüler experimentieren'

In addition to her little scientific theses, her political background is particularly important. Naomi Seibt’s mother works as a lawyer for politicians from the AfD. Naomi herself repeatedly appeared with well-known extremists and officials of these identities in public and took part in their marches.

Naomi Seibt is almost as young as the climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg and many other activists. With one big difference: Naomi Seibt categorically denies climate change and deliberately argues against green electricity with dubious theories. Because of this the German Naomi Seibt is increasingly criticized. 

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Naomi Seibt: YOUTUBE

Despite everything, Naomi Seibt has almost 37,000 followers on YouTube, but is highly controversial internationally due to her close ties to Alternative für Deutschland. Naomi Seibt’s mother, Karoline Seibt, works as a lawyer for AfD officials. Naomi Seibt was not received by the Pope, no bike was borrowed from Arnold Schwarzenegger, and no millionaires transported Naomi Seibt on carbon racing yachts across the Atlantic’! 

 


                                                                 Naomi Seibt - The Anti Greta Thunberg
                                                 Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change

Naomi Seibt's Followers say: "Climate Doesn't Need Protection"

man, open door, sea
'Climate does not need protection'? Maybe life itself?

According to her own information, Naomi Seibt wants to arouse the scepticism of her viewers with her videos. Because in her opinion there is an absolute discussion taboo under the guise of scientific results. However, if you listen more closely, you will notice the contemptuous undertones of the blonde, innocent-looking 19-year-old Naomi Seibt. There is talk of a ‘censorship crisis’ after YouTube deleted one of Naomi Seibt’s videos, and of ‘harmful child-rearing’ and ‘fairness of performance’.

Naomi Seibt not su much to offer when it comes to climate change. 'The climate does not need protection'. This borders on an emotionalized personification of the climate. Climate is not one-dimensional. Climate is a complex and completely misunderstood and not even clearly defined problem, ”says the 19-year-old Naomi Seibt in one of her YouTube videos. Given the temperatures - which are clearly too warm for December - some would contradict her.

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Noami Seibt's Opponents On Climate Change

Jamie Margolin, 17, Climate Change

Margolin began organizing lobbying efforts and public demonstrations at the age of 14 in her hometown of Seattle, Washington before she grew frustrated with the lack of engagement and response to enacting real change to address climate change. 

She then founded 'Zero Hour', a youth-led climate action group that seeks to emphasize the urgency of the effects of climate change on communities across the world and organizes marches, summits, and demonstrations put on in partnership with other youth organizations, including their July youth summit in Miami and September's Global Climate Week of Action. This a totaly different approch than Naomi Seibt!


                                                 Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change
                                               How a group of teens built the climate movement Zero Hour

Greta Thunberg, 16, Climate Change Awareness

Thunberg was first pictured sitting alone outside Swedish parliament in a strike that she hoped would raise alarms among lawmakers. Soon, she had spurred an international movement of students striking on behalf of climate change.

Greta Thunberg Times
Greta Thunberg's foto for Time Magazine

Followers from Naomi Seibt call Naomi Seibt 'Counter Gretha', because her different thoughts on climate change. Greta Thunberg in meantime moved her on-the-ground protests for official action on climate change to water, sailing across the Atlantic from her native Sweden to New York City on a zero-emissions sailboat to march with a crowd of more than 60,000 people before delivering a scathing speech at the United Nations General Assembly to shame leaders for their inaction on climate change.

Thunberg was nominated in March 2019 for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts, and she won the Nobel Prize in Decmber 2019.

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Isra Hirsi, 16, Climate Change Awareness

Hirsi is the eldest daughter of prominent Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, but she's earned a reputation in her own right as a climate change activist.

Isra Hirsi head, fence
Isra Hirsi, climate chnage awarness

After learning about the sharp racially divided effects of climate change, then-15-year-old Hirsi sprang into action to get climate change on the official agendas of local and national lawmakers.

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                                          Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change

In January 2019, Hirsi founded the US Youth Climate Strike group, an American chapter of a global climate activist movement. In her role as executive director, Hirsi has been a key part of activating a chapter to join the estimated 1.6 million students across 120 countries to skip school in March 2019 to demand official action on climate change and spoke at the Minneapolis march as part of the global climate strike on September 20.

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Mari Copeny, 11, Water Access

Copeny, who is also known as "Little Miss Flint," shot to fame when she was eight years old in March 2016 when she wrote a letter to President Barack Obama about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. After reading her letter, Obama flew to Flint and shined a national spotlight on the crisis. 

Mari Copeny protesting Flint Water
Mary Copeny, protesting for clean water in Flint

After her big presidential moment, Copeny has continued her work, including in ads for the Peoples Climate March and starting the hashtag #WednesdaysForWater, in which she sends out a weekly alert about places in need of clean water. Copeny's partnership with a water-filtration company also facilitates drinkable water in deprived communities.


                                                 Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change
                 Watch 8-year-old Mari Copeny (2016) read her Flint water crisis letter to President Barack Obama

 

Helena Gualinga, 17, Climate Issues 

I grew up in a small community called Sarayaku in Ecuadorian Amazon and has been fighting for climate issues 'her whole life'.

Helena Gualinga face, tatoo
Helena Gualinga, fighting for climate issues 'my entire life'

, and we have been fighting big oil since I was a little kid. I've seen my uncles and aunts fight against these big companies to protect our territories, and they've been criminalized for that. We realized that these companies are the same companies creating climate change. When I was little, my uncles used to run out in the jungle and keep the military out of our territories. Now it's in the courthouses, and with paperwork.


                                                 Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change
                                             Ecuadorian Helena Gualinga participated in the Climate Summit

I also work with indigenous women and children back in the Amazon. I post things on the internet and keep people informed of what's happening back in the Amazon. I'm trying to be a voice for my people, what they have to say, from Ecuador.

What inspired you to become a climate activist?

I was really scared of what was going to happen to my community, especially because I also grew up partly in Europe, so I didn't know if I would go back home and the only thing I would find would be destruction.

How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past?

I think that climate activism has been something that has been going on, but it has not been as big as what we're seeing, and I think that will have a huge impact because everyone is in this together. I think this is a huge revolution that's happening.

What's the first thing for people to do?

  • People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? On an individual level, we should stop consuming everything that we don't need
  • corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? We need to stop the fossil-fuel industry. We can't continue with that. We've got to stop it now
  • world leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? They can help us stop the fossil-fuel industry and protect indigenous people in the Amazon, because those are the people who have been protecting the world's rainforest for a very long time now. There are a lot of things happening to indigenous people. They are persecuted by governments and companies, and that would be a huge step if that stopped. And then also get involved and start to support indigenous communities so they can continue their normal lifestyle but also have this connection to the Western world.

Tekanang, 21, Climate Issues 

Tekanang, 21, is from the tiny reef-lined island nation of Tuvalu and has been involved in climate issues since 2013 "because I really care about my home island, and I don't want it to be gone."

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Tekanang, 21, is from the tiny reef-lined island nation of Tuvalu and has been involved in climate issues since 2013 

The nine low-lying coral atolls of Tuvalu are spread across less than 20 square miles in the South Pacific and sit, on average, about 6 feet above sea level. In 2013, our government launched climate actions. They want the youth to be active and voice opinions and how we feel about our future. When we are at home, we usually spread awareness with posters, just for people to be aware of how we are struggling in climate change.

What inspired you to become a climate activist?

Our last prime minister, Enele Sopoaga. He inspired us all to climate action. In Tuvalu, we are constantly affected by sea-level rise and storm surges. It's different than when we were growing up. Now it seems like it's occurring frequently.

Group of people fighting climate change sea level rising

A lot of people are panicking. They're thinking of migrating to other places. Most of all, we don't want to lose our nationality. We're Tuvaluans. If we go to other places, we'll be deemed as refugees. In our home country, you can be yourself — you can be Tuvaluan, you speak your language, with your tradition and culture, and your free will.

How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past?

We are the future generation of our countries. We are doing this for ourselves and our sons and grandsons, our future selves too.

What's the first thing for people to do?

  • People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? They should have a change of heart and mind, not to look down on us island communities or countries that are all affected by climate change
  • Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? They should lower their carbon emissions and use renewable energy
  • World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? They should lower their carbon emissions and use renewable energy.

Penny Tovar is 24, Climate Issues 

Penny Tovar is a social-media influencer and nurse from Portland, Oregon, she is an advocate for vegan and cruelty-free beauty who said she's been involved in climate issues.

Penny Tovar colorful shirt, green trouser
Penny Tovar is 24. A social-media influencer and nurse from Portland

I do content on YouTube and Instagram about beauty. I don't promote anything unless it's vegan, cruelty-free. I also work with beauty-recycling programs, so you can send them your empty containers and they recycle it for you.

What inspired you to become a climate activist?

I ran across this video on YouTube from Lauren Singer. She did a video where she fit three years' worth of trash into a jar. Up until I saw that video, I never thought about my impact on the environment. And that's scary because that means that there's other people like that right now.

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                                               Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change


That video really made me think, whoa, how much trash am I producing as a single person? I had to completely reevaluate the products that I use on my skin, on my hair, the clothes that I wear, and especially what I promote to my audience, because I have a total of 850,000 followers.

How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past?

We have the internet. That's what's different. Back in the day, before there was internet, the only way word spread was by mouth and by people on the streets, which is still effective and powerful, because it makes a statement. But now everyone can contribute, even by tweeting about something like "#climateaction this is what I want to see happen." This is why it's such a movement right now: Everybody can participate.

What's the first thing people should do?

  • People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Reevaluate your practices. Sit down. Look at your trash. What are you throwing away? For me, I noticed it was food packaging. I found a local grocery store that sells a lot of package-free goods. So now I always try to make my meals vegan, package-free
  • Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Reduce your waste. Someone earlier today mentioned how plastic bottles can be used to fix sidewalks and cement. Rethink what you're doing. Innovate
  • World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Listen, you can't eat money. People think it's very inconvenient to change our ways right now because we're so deeply set in hundreds of years of habits, but the biggest inconvenience of all is running out of clean water, running out of clean air, running out of food, and then we all die

Sarah-Anna Awad, 26, Climate Change

Sarah-Anna Awad, 26, is from Austria, which she said is "facing a big crisis with our glaciers melting."

Sarah-Anna Awad, EU flag
Sarah-Anna Awad, 26, is from Austria, climate change

I'm here to represent the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. One of the biggest things that we're trying to do is enable all our girls to get involved, via our app, wherever protests are happening — not only climate protests, but also, for example, reforestation. We try to gather different projects and share them.

Austria is a country where tourism is really strong, and especially skiing tourism, winter tourism. Everyone is complaining that the glaciers are melting, but they are not ready to really do something, because they always want to have more profit.

What inspired you to become a climate activist?

At the United Nations Rio Earth Summit in 1992, a girl spoke up. When she did her speech, it was really amazing for me. It was the first time that I saw someone really speaking up that loudly.

How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past?

It's a lot easier to get information from all around the world, and then we're sharing it. It's also the feeling of being connected and the support that you get worldwide.

What's the first thing people should do?

  • People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? You just need to be aware of what you're doing, what you're buying, the things that you're eating. Even if it's only small things, every individual can change
  • Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? There's a lot of solutions around. There's a lot of businesses that are focusing on becoming more sustainable. You need to invest in that, if you want the long-term solution
  • World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Governments need to listen to the experts. I think that's one of the easiest things that they can do. They don't need to come up with their own ideas.

Bertine Lakjohn, 18, Climate Issues 

Bertine Lakjohn, is from the Marshall Islands and said her interest in climate issues began when she was in high school.

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Bertine Lakjohn, is from the Marshall Islands

I facilitated a youth leadership camp focused on why leadership is important in combating climate change. First, we educate them about leadership, and about the impacts of climate change. Then we have a dialog about climate change. We ask them to come up with an idea that they can present, and we invite important officials, government officials, to these climate dialogues.

What inspired you to become a climate activist?

I wrote a poem. That was sort of what inspired me to continue in this field. It was about how industrialization has a huge impact on not just the environment but also our culture and our traditions.

I moved to Japan for high school, and when I came back everything was completely different. Before I left, the water was warmer in a place that I used to like swimming, and then when I came back it was super cold. I assume that would change fish migration patterns because the fish that swam there are no longer there as well.

How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past?

Before, what I interpret is that they were just informing people that this was happening. Now we're sort of pressuring the government — not just people, but the people that can actually do something. We're pressuring them and telling them we need to do this now. We can't just keep denying or just waiting until the crisis hits us intensely.

What's the first thing people should do?

  • people at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? If you have a strong connection to environmental issues, I think you should be influencing others to take the same steps as you. Those that are uninformed, informed them; those that want to do more but don't know how, teach them
  • Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? I think they should really start investing in climate movements and get themselves involved
  • World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? In my country, the government should leave a space open for youth representation, because it's mostly the youth that are taking initiative on this climate-change issue. The best way for us to have a voice is to have that youth representation in the government. For all three (individuals, corporations, and leaders), I think we should just end fossil-fuel usage.

Liza Zhytkova, 21, Climate Issues

Liza Zhytkova, 21, was born in Belarus but grew up in the US, where she says her interest in climate issues started within the past year.

Lizza Zhytkova, street, high rise buildings

I don't really shop anymore, I thrift. Meat consumption has gone significantly down. I also use my social media as a platform to get my friends and people I know in my community engaged.

A lot of my friends have also stopped shopping at fast-fashion stores. A lot of them are going vegetarian. It's small activism. It's not anything as substantial as some people who work here and organize this event. But I'm hoping to get there eventually.

What inspired you to become a climate activist?

I think it was just a culmination of Greta's quick rise to fame, and then the Amazon burning that kind of really pushed this issue of climate to the forefront of my mind.

How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past?

I think that, as opposed to previous movements in the '70s or the '60s, our generation is much more willing to work with the older generations, and we're more collaborative. In the past it seemed like it was pushing against the status quo, versus now we just need to come up with solutions to help solve the issue, rather than fighting the people who are causing the problem.

What's the first thing people should do?

  • People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? On an individual scale, it's the obvious things: Don't use as much water, be conscious of how much you're traveling, be conscious of what you're buying. Be a conscious consumer. Reuse, recycle, all of that good stuff
  • Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? I have a very bleak outlook on corporations. I don't think that they're going to change anytime soon. I think that it's up to the government to regulate them, because we live in a very capitalist, neoliberal world
  • World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? A very, very aggressive carbon tax, to force people to cut down. Gradual easing into it just doesn't cut it anymore.

Veer Qumar Mattabadul Is 21, Involved In Climate Issues For About Four Years.

Veer Qumar Mattabadul is 21. Hailing from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, he said he's been involved in climate issues for about four years.

Veer Qumar Mattabadul, suit in front orange signs

I do blue cleanups, cleaning the sea, cleaning the seaside, and even cleaning rivers. We also have international stakeholders, professional swimmers and divers who are helping us. I'm also on the national youth council. We tend to reject youth because we are considered as useless in most societies. I think the youth is not useless, we are simply used less. I also try to be a role model for others. At the university I'm a little bit popular, and since I'm popular I try to do good things.

What inspired you to become a climate activist?

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, because they try to promote youth.

How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past?

In the past, our voices were oppressed. In my country, we were not given importance. But we're seeing the youth rising, for instance, with the climate strike. We are becoming more motivated. We are becoming more aware.

What's the first thing people should do?

  • People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Education is a priority. The only thing that is destroying humanity is the mentality of people. People are not aware. People will contribute to pollution, will ruin the environment, until they know and understand the importance of their actions, until they become victims
  • Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Sponsor youth, provide them with resources, promote them
  • World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? The laws need to be strict. The laws need to be specific about those who are polluting, those going against the laws.

Daniel Gbujie, Climate And The Health Effects Of A Changing Environment.

Daniel Gbujie, 30, started getting involved in climate issues about three years ago, when as a young doctor he learned about the health effects of a changing environment.

Daniel Gbujie holding name tag

My journey started when I was a delegate of the World Medical Association at the UN Climate Change Convention in Marrakech in 2016. They started telling us the health implications of climate change.

What inspired you to become a climate activist?

If you've been following the Nigerian narrative, you will understand that there was this Boko Haram incident, "Bring Back Our Girls." People don't know how that incident started.

The entire topography in northern Nigeria has changed in the last five years, meaning that herdsmen and cattle don't have grasses. People were just moving with guns and arrows everywhere, looking for grasses. And because there is poor government, officials turned the other eye, and then hundreds of girls went missing.

So my organization is trying to tell people where this problem starts from. We've been able to tell people, "Did you know climate change actually caused this senseless killing?" Team 54 Project, the organization I founded, designed a concept around an app that can notify people on the ground about ecological problems. Sometimes when people know the amount of rain coming, they will be able to plan ahead. It's built to be a reporting app that will notify farmers in real time, through SMS.

How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past?

Social media has really helped us. We are seeing what people that are not our age are doing. We're seeing what Greta, a 16-year-old, is doing. It's time we work together.

What's the first thing people should do?

  • People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? On an individual level, let us all return to organic farming, especially for subsistence farming
  • Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? It is actually profitable for you as a businessperson to fight this. You are going to have two-thirds of the world population in young people. You are going to have two-thirds of the world population saying they want things that are eco-friendly, things that are vegan
  • World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? The government needs to give businesses incentives.

You just met young climate activist who have worries about the changing climate and their future. Most of them have a different opinion than Naomi Seibt. That does not mean that the ideas from Naomi Seibt are all wrong, or wrong at all. On both camps are scientist who agree with climate change but disagree about the pecentage humanity influences the climate in compare with natural cycles. Naomi Seibt also doubts if solar and wind energy will be a good solution.

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Sophia Mathur, 12, Is Taking The Ontario Government To Court Over Climate Change

Sophia Mathur

My name is Sophia. I’m 12 years old, and I’m one of the seven young people – backed by Ecojustice – suing the Government of Ontario for weakening the province’s climate targets and violating Ontarians’ Charter rights.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve worried about the climate emergency. I’ve attended countless rallies, met with politicians, and spoken at conferences. This fall, I even got to meet Greta Thunberg! Getting to meet one of my heroes was fun. But I’m angry and a little sad that I have to do any of this.

I shouldn’t have had to become Canada’s first youth climate striker because in a rich country like Canada, with all our technological capability and access to the best science, governments should be doing much more than they are to lower emissions. I shouldn’t have to miss school to meet with politicians to convince them that my generation, my future is worth fighting for. And I shouldn’t have to take our own government to court to defend our right to a safe climate and healthy environment.

Mine east of Suncor in oil sands
Mine east of Suncor in oil sands

But we’re in a climate emergency and with our futures on the line, staying home and hoping someone else will fix the problem is not an option. So I’m fighting – for me, for you, and for every living being that makes this planet their home.

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Two weeks ago, at the press conference announcing our lawsuit, I was really nervous. But I looked over my shoulder and saw my fellow applicants – the six other smart, funny, and daring young climate leaders who are also part of this lawsuit – and felt braver.

Then I looked across the stage and saw the powerful legal team Ecojustice has assembled to fight this case on our behalf, and felt stronger. That’s when I knew that, as long as we stick together, we could win. But we’re going to need your help.

Everything Ecojustice is doing to support me and my fellow applicants costs money – even though they aren’t charging us a single dollar for their legal services. As an environmental law charity, they count on the generosity of people like you to develop, file, and win important precedent-setting lawsuits just like this one.

We all have to be critical to reasons and solutions the various groups come up with to tackle climate change and provide the world with new sources of 'energy'. With everything people and organisations invent we not only have to look at what it brings for the Western World but especially in develping countries. If our clean air means more child labor, environmental destruction and explotation, I wonder if we are on the right track!

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Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change

The young German Naomi Seibt, who sees herself as a supporter of the libertarian movement (persons, movements, structures, organizations, etc. that promote absolute freedom) categorically denies climate change. How many opponents does she have? Naomi Seibt On Climate Change How can a fuel cell be optimized and thus drive a vehicle in an environmentally friendly way? Naomi Seibt, Sophie Atzpodien and Sibylla Heckmann from the St. Mauritz grammar school won the third place with their physics contribution at 'Schüler experimentieren' In addition to her little scientific theses, her political background is particularly important. Naomi Seibt’s mother works as a lawyer for politicians from the AfD. Naomi herself repeatedly appeared with well-known extremists and officials of these identities in public and took part in their marches. Naomi Seibt is almost as young as the climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg and many other activists. With one big difference: Naomi Seibt categorically denies climate change and deliberately argues against green electricity with dubious theories. Because of this the German Naomi Seibt is increasingly criticized.  Recommended:   Who’s Greta Thunberg’s Rival On Climate Facts, Naomi Seibt? Naomi Seibt: YOUTUBE Despite everything, Naomi Seibt has almost 37,000 followers on YouTube, but is highly controversial internationally due to her close ties to Alternative für Deutschland. Naomi Seibt’s mother, Karoline Seibt, works as a lawyer for AfD officials. Naomi Seibt was not received by the Pope, no bike was borrowed from Arnold Schwarzenegger, and no millionaires transported Naomi Seibt on carbon racing yachts across the Atlantic’!                                                                     Naomi Seibt - The Anti Greta Thunberg                                                  Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change Naomi Seibt's Followers say: "Climate Doesn't Need Protection" 'Climate does not need protection'? Maybe life itself? According to her own information, Naomi Seibt wants to arouse the scepticism of her viewers with her videos. Because in her opinion there is an absolute discussion taboo under the guise of scientific results. However, if you listen more closely, you will notice the contemptuous undertones of the blonde, innocent-looking 19-year-old Naomi Seibt. There is talk of a ‘censorship crisis’ after YouTube deleted one of Naomi Seibt’s videos, and of ‘harmful child-rearing’ and ‘fairness of performance’. Naomi Seibt not su much to offer when it comes to climate change. 'The climate does not need protection'. This borders on an emotionalized personification of the climate. Climate is not one-dimensional. Climate is a complex and completely misunderstood and not even clearly defined problem, ”says the 19-year-old Naomi Seibt in one of her YouTube videos. Given the temperatures - which are clearly too warm for December - some would contradict her. Recommended:  Global Warming By CO2 Or Cooling By A Grand Solar Minimum Noami Seibt's Opponents On Climate Change Jamie Margolin, 17, Climate Change Margolin began organizing lobbying efforts and public demonstrations at the age of 14 in her hometown of Seattle, Washington before she grew frustrated with the lack of engagement and response to enacting real change to address climate change.  She then founded 'Zero Hour', a youth-led climate action group that seeks to emphasize the urgency of the effects of climate change on communities across the world and organizes marches, summits, and demonstrations put on in partnership with other youth organizations, including their July youth summit in Miami and September's Global Climate Week of Action. This a totaly different approch than Naomi Seibt!                                                  Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change                                                How a group of teens built the climate movement Zero Hour Greta Thunberg, 16, Climate Change Awareness Thunberg was first pictured sitting alone outside Swedish parliament in a strike that she hoped would raise alarms among lawmakers. Soon, she had spurred an international movement of students striking on behalf of climate change. Greta Thunberg's foto for Time Magazine Followers from Naomi Seibt call Naomi Seibt 'Counter Gretha', because her different thoughts on climate change. Greta Thunberg in meantime moved her on-the-ground protests for official action on climate change to water, sailing across the Atlantic from her native Sweden to New York City on a zero-emissions sailboat to march with a crowd of more than 60,000 people before delivering a scathing speech at the United Nations General Assembly to shame leaders for their inaction on climate change. Thunberg was nominated in March 2019 for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts, and she won the Nobel Prize in Decmber 2019. Recommended:  Climate Change Natural Man Made: Marching Towards Extinction Isra Hirsi, 16, Climate Change Awareness Hirsi is the eldest daughter of prominent Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, but she's earned a reputation in her own right as a climate change activist. Isra Hirsi, climate chnage awarness After learning about the sharp racially divided effects of climate change, then-15-year-old Hirsi sprang into action to get climate change on the official agendas of local and national lawmakers.                          Representative Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Takes On Climate Change | NBC News Now                                           Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change In January 2019, Hirsi founded the US Youth Climate Strike group, an American chapter of a global climate activist movement. In her role as executive director, Hirsi has been a key part of activating a chapter to join the estimated 1.6 million students across 120 countries to skip school in March 2019 to demand official action on climate change and spoke at the Minneapolis march as part of the global climate strike on September 20. Recommended:  Climate Change Natural Man Made: Causes And Facts Mari Copeny, 11, Water Access Copeny, who is also known as "Little Miss Flint," shot to fame when she was eight years old in March 2016 when she wrote a letter to President Barack Obama about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. After reading her letter, Obama flew to Flint and shined a national spotlight on the crisis.  Mary Copeny, protesting for clean water in Flint After her big presidential moment, Copeny has continued her work, including in ads for the Peoples Climate March and starting the hashtag #WednesdaysForWater, in which she sends out a weekly alert about places in need of clean water. Copeny's partnership with a water-filtration company also facilitates drinkable water in deprived communities.                                                  Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change                  Watch 8-year-old Mari Copeny (2016) read her Flint water crisis letter to President Barack Obama   Helena Gualinga, 17, Climate Issues  I grew up in a small community called Sarayaku in Ecuadorian Amazon and has been fighting for climate issues 'her whole life'. Helena Gualinga, fighting for climate issues 'my entire life' , and we have been fighting big oil since I was a little kid. I've seen my uncles and aunts fight against these big companies to protect our territories, and they've been criminalized for that. We realized that these companies are the same companies creating climate change. When I was little, my uncles used to run out in the jungle and keep the military out of our territories. Now it's in the courthouses, and with paperwork.                                                  Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change                                              Ecuadorian Helena Gualinga participated in the Climate Summit I also work with indigenous women and children back in the Amazon. I post things on the internet and keep people informed of what's happening back in the Amazon. I'm trying to be a voice for my people, what they have to say, from Ecuador. What inspired you to become a climate activist? I was really scared of what was going to happen to my community, especially because I also grew up partly in Europe, so I didn't know if I would go back home and the only thing I would find would be destruction. How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past? I think that climate activism has been something that has been going on, but it has not been as big as what we're seeing, and I think that will have a huge impact because everyone is in this together. I think this is a huge revolution that's happening. What's the first thing for people to do? People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? On an individual level, we should stop consuming everything that we don't need corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? We need to stop the fossil-fuel industry. We can't continue with that. We've got to stop it now world leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? They can help us stop the fossil-fuel industry and protect indigenous people in the Amazon, because those are the people who have been protecting the world's rainforest for a very long time now. There are a lot of things happening to indigenous people. They are persecuted by governments and companies, and that would be a huge step if that stopped. And then also get involved and start to support indigenous communities so they can continue their normal lifestyle but also have this connection to the Western world. Tekanang, 21, Climate Issues  Tekanang, 21, is from the tiny reef-lined island nation of Tuvalu and has been involved in climate issues since 2013 "because I really care about my home island, and I don't want it to be gone." T ekanang, 21, is from the tiny reef-lined island nation of Tuvalu and has been involved in climate issues since 2013  The nine low-lying coral atolls of Tuvalu are spread across less than 20 square miles in the South Pacific and sit, on average, about 6 feet above sea level. In 2013, our government launched climate actions. They want the youth to be active and voice opinions and how we feel about our future. When we are at home, we usually spread awareness with posters, just for people to be aware of how we are struggling in climate change. What inspired you to become a climate activist? Our last prime minister, Enele Sopoaga. He inspired us all to climate action. In Tuvalu, we are constantly affected by sea-level rise and storm surges. It's different than when we were growing up. Now it seems like it's occurring frequently. A lot of people are panicking. They're thinking of migrating to other places. Most of all, we don't want to lose our nationality. We're Tuvaluans. If we go to other places, we'll be deemed as refugees. In our home country, you can be yourself — you can be Tuvaluan, you speak your language, with your tradition and culture, and your free will. How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past? We are the future generation of our countries. We are doing this for ourselves and our sons and grandsons, our future selves too. What's the first thing for people to do? People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? They should have a change of heart and mind, not to look down on us island communities or countries that are all affected by climate change Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? They should lower their carbon emissions and use renewable energy World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? They should lower their carbon emissions and use renewable energy. Penny Tovar is 24, Climate Issues  Penny Tovar is a social-media influencer and nurse from Portland, Oregon, she is an advocate for vegan and cruelty-free beauty who said she's been involved in climate issues. Penny Tovar is 24. A social-media influencer and nurse from Portland I do content on YouTube and Instagram about beauty. I don't promote anything unless it's vegan, cruelty-free. I also work with beauty-recycling programs, so you can send them your empty containers and they recycle it for you. What inspired you to become a climate activist? I ran across this video on YouTube from Lauren Singer. She did a video where she fit three years' worth of trash into a jar. Up until I saw that video, I never thought about my impact on the environment. And that's scary because that means that there's other people like that right now.                                                I Spoke at the United Nations! Youth climate summit 2019                                                Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change That video really made me think, whoa, how much trash am I producing as a single person? I had to completely reevaluate the products that I use on my skin, on my hair, the clothes that I wear, and especially what I promote to my audience, because I have a total of 850,000 followers. How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past? We have the internet. That's what's different. Back in the day, before there was internet, the only way word spread was by mouth and by people on the streets, which is still effective and powerful, because it makes a statement. But now everyone can contribute, even by tweeting about something like "#climateaction this is what I want to see happen." This is why it's such a movement right now: Everybody can participate. What's the first thing people should do? People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Reevaluate your practices. Sit down. Look at your trash. What are you throwing away? For me, I noticed it was food packaging. I found a local grocery store that sells a lot of package-free goods. So now I always try to make my meals vegan, package-free Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Reduce your waste. Someone earlier today mentioned how plastic bottles can be used to fix sidewalks and cement. Rethink what you're doing. Innovate World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Listen, you can't eat money. People think it's very inconvenient to change our ways right now because we're so deeply set in hundreds of years of habits, but the biggest inconvenience of all is running out of clean water, running out of clean air, running out of food, and then we all die Sarah-Anna Awad, 26, Climate Change Sarah-Anna Awad, 26, is from Austria, which she said is "facing a big crisis with our glaciers melting." Sarah-Anna Awad, 26, is from Austria, climate change I'm here to represent the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. One of the biggest things that we're trying to do is enable all our girls to get involved, via our app, wherever protests are happening — not only climate protests, but also, for example, reforestation. We try to gather different projects and share them. Austria is a country where tourism is really strong, and especially skiing tourism, winter tourism. Everyone is complaining that the glaciers are melting, but they are not ready to really do something, because they always want to have more profit. What inspired you to become a climate activist? At the United Nations Rio Earth Summit in 1992, a girl spoke up. When she did her speech, it was really amazing for me. It was the first time that I saw someone really speaking up that loudly. How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past? It's a lot easier to get information from all around the world, and then we're sharing it. It's also the feeling of being connected and the support that you get worldwide. What's the first thing people should do? People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? You just need to be aware of what you're doing, what you're buying, the things that you're eating. Even if it's only small things, every individual can change Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? There's a lot of solutions around. There's a lot of businesses that are focusing on becoming more sustainable. You need to invest in that, if you want the long-term solution World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Governments need to listen to the experts. I think that's one of the easiest things that they can do. They don't need to come up with their own ideas. Bertine Lakjohn, 18, Climate Issues  Bertine Lakjohn, is from the Marshall Islands and said her interest in climate issues began when she was in high school. Bertine Lakjohn, is from the Marshall Islands I facilitated a youth leadership camp focused on why leadership is important in combating climate change. First, we educate them about leadership, and about the impacts of climate change. Then we have a dialog about climate change. We ask them to come up with an idea that they can present, and we invite important officials, government officials, to these climate dialogues. What inspired you to become a climate activist? I wrote a poem. That was sort of what inspired me to continue in this field. It was about how industrialization has a huge impact on not just the environment but also our culture and our traditions. I moved to Japan for high school, and when I came back everything was completely different. Before I left, the water was warmer in a place that I used to like swimming, and then when I came back it was super cold. I assume that would change fish migration patterns because the fish that swam there are no longer there as well. How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past? Before, what I interpret is that they were just informing people that this was happening. Now we're sort of pressuring the government — not just people, but the people that can actually do something. We're pressuring them and telling them we need to do this now. We can't just keep denying or just waiting until the crisis hits us intensely. What's the first thing people should do? people at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? If you have a strong connection to environmental issues, I think you should be influencing others to take the same steps as you. Those that are uninformed, informed them; those that want to do more but don't know how, teach them Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? I think they should really start investing in climate movements and get themselves involved World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? In my country, the government should leave a space open for youth representation, because it's mostly the youth that are taking initiative on this climate-change issue. The best way for us to have a voice is to have that youth representation in the government. For all three (individuals, corporations, and leaders), I think we should just end fossil-fuel usage. Liza Zhytkova, 21, Climate Issues Liza Zhytkova, 21, was born in Belarus but grew up in the US, where she says her interest in climate issues started within the past year. I don't really shop anymore, I thrift. Meat consumption has gone significantly down. I also use my social media as a platform to get my friends and people I know in my community engaged. A lot of my friends have also stopped shopping at fast-fashion stores. A lot of them are going vegetarian. It's small activism. It's not anything as substantial as some people who work here and organize this event. But I'm hoping to get there eventually. What inspired you to become a climate activist? I think it was just a culmination of Greta's quick rise to fame, and then the Amazon burning that kind of really pushed this issue of climate to the forefront of my mind. How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past? I think that, as opposed to previous movements in the '70s or the '60s, our generation is much more willing to work with the older generations, and we're more collaborative. In the past it seemed like it was pushing against the status quo, versus now we just need to come up with solutions to help solve the issue, rather than fighting the people who are causing the problem. What's the first thing people should do? People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? On an individual scale, it's the obvious things: Don't use as much water, be conscious of how much you're traveling, be conscious of what you're buying. Be a conscious consumer. Reuse, recycle, all of that good stuff Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? I have a very bleak outlook on corporations. I don't think that they're going to change anytime soon. I think that it's up to the government to regulate them, because we live in a very capitalist, neoliberal world World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? A very, very aggressive carbon tax, to force people to cut down. Gradual easing into it just doesn't cut it anymore. Veer Qumar Mattabadul Is 21, Involved In Climate Issues For About Four Years. Veer Qumar Mattabadul is 21. Hailing from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, he said he's been involved in climate issues for about four years. I do blue cleanups, cleaning the sea, cleaning the seaside, and even cleaning rivers. We also have international stakeholders, professional swimmers and divers who are helping us. I'm also on the national youth council. We tend to reject youth because we are considered as useless in most societies. I think the youth is not useless, we are simply used less. I also try to be a role model for others. At the university I'm a little bit popular, and since I'm popular I try to do good things. What inspired you to become a climate activist? Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, because they try to promote youth. How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past? In the past, our voices were oppressed. In my country, we were not given importance. But we're seeing the youth rising, for instance, with the climate strike. We are becoming more motivated. We are becoming more aware. What's the first thing people should do? People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Education is a priority. The only thing that is destroying humanity is the mentality of people. People are not aware. People will contribute to pollution, will ruin the environment, until they know and understand the importance of their actions, until they become victims Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? Sponsor youth, provide them with resources, promote them World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? The laws need to be strict. The laws need to be specific about those who are polluting, those going against the laws. Daniel Gbujie, Climate And The Health Effects Of A Changing Environment. Daniel Gbujie, 30, started getting involved in climate issues about three years ago, when as a young doctor he learned about the health effects of a changing environment. My journey started when I was a delegate of the World Medical Association at the UN Climate Change Convention in Marrakech in 2016. They started telling us the health implications of climate change. What inspired you to become a climate activist? If you've been following the Nigerian narrative, you will understand that there was this Boko Haram incident, "Bring Back Our Girls." People don't know how that incident started. The entire topography in northern Nigeria has changed in the last five years, meaning that herdsmen and cattle don't have grasses. People were just moving with guns and arrows everywhere, looking for grasses. And because there is poor government, officials turned the other eye, and then hundreds of girls went missing. So my organization is trying to tell people where this problem starts from. We've been able to tell people, "Did you know climate change actually caused this senseless killing?" Team 54 Project, the organization I founded, designed a concept around an app that can notify people on the ground about ecological problems. Sometimes when people know the amount of rain coming, they will be able to plan ahead. It's built to be a reporting app that will notify farmers in real time, through SMS. How do you think your generation's climate activism is different from what's been done in the past? Social media has really helped us. We are seeing what people that are not our age are doing. We're seeing what Greta, a 16-year-old, is doing. It's time we work together. What's the first thing people should do? People at home should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? On an individual level, let us all return to organic farming, especially for subsistence farming Corporations should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? It is actually profitable for you as a businessperson to fight this. You are going to have two-thirds of the world population in young people. You are going to have two-thirds of the world population saying they want things that are eco-friendly, things that are vegan World leaders should start doing today to fight the climate crisis? The government needs to give businesses incentives. You just met young climate activist who have worries about the changing climate and their future. Most of them have a different opinion than Naomi Seibt. That does not mean that the ideas from Naomi Seibt are all wrong, or wrong at all. On both camps are scientist who agree with climate change but disagree about the pecentage humanity influences the climate in compare with natural cycles. Naomi Seibt also doubts if solar and wind energy will be a good solution. Recommended:  Renewables In Danger! Solar And Wind Energy: Start Digging Sophia Mathur, 12, Is Taking The Ontario Government To Court Over Climate Change My name is Sophia. I’m 12 years old, and I’m one of the seven young people – backed by Ecojustice – suing the Government of Ontario for weakening the province’s climate targets and violating Ontarians’ Charter rights. For as long as I can remember, I’ve worried about the climate emergency. I’ve attended countless rallies, met with politicians, and spoken at conferences. This fall, I even got to meet Greta Thunberg! Getting to meet one of my heroes was fun. But I’m angry and a little sad that I have to do any of this. I shouldn’t have had to become Canada’s first youth climate striker because in a rich country like Canada, with all our technological capability and access to the best science, governments should be doing much more than they are to lower emissions. I shouldn’t have to miss school to meet with politicians to convince them that my generation, my future is worth fighting for. And I shouldn’t have to take our own government to court to defend our right to a safe climate and healthy environment. Mine east of Suncor in oil sands But we’re in a climate emergency and with our futures on the line, staying home and hoping someone else will fix the problem is not an option. So I’m fighting – for me, for you, and for every living being that makes this planet their home. Recommended:  Climate Lawsuit Against Government Will It Work? Netherlands Two weeks ago, at the press conference announcing our lawsuit, I was really nervous. But I looked over my shoulder and saw my fellow applicants – the six other smart, funny, and daring young climate leaders who are also part of this lawsuit – and felt braver. Then I looked across the stage and saw the powerful legal team Ecojustice has assembled to fight this case on our behalf, and felt stronger. That’s when I knew that, as long as we stick together, we could win. But we’re going to need your help. Everything Ecojustice is doing to support me and my fellow applicants costs money – even though they aren’t charging us a single dollar for their legal services. As an environmental law charity, they count on the generosity of people like you to develop, file, and win important precedent-setting lawsuits just like this one. We all have to be critical to reasons and solutions the various groups come up with to tackle climate change and provide the world with new sources of 'energy'. With everything people and organisations invent we not only have to look at what it brings for the Western World but especially in develping countries. If our clean air means more child labor, environmental destruction and explotation, I wonder if we are on the right track! Before you go! Recommended:  Is Neoliberalism Hurting Our Climate And The Paris Accord? 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 activism? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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