A teenage climate change sceptic dubbed the “anti-Greta” is set to appear at a US conference where Donald Trump is the main speaker.
German YouTuber Naomi Seibt, 19, records videos railing against the consensus on climate change.
She has been labelled the “anti-Greta” as her views oppose those held by 17-year-old Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg.
The teen will be introduced to America at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, a Republican convention where the US President is the main speaker.
She has been chosen by American conservative think tank the Heartland Institute as a poster girl of its battle against the green movement.
One of the group’s videos, called “Naomi Seibt vs. Greta Thunberg: whom should we trust?”, features footage of both teenagers.
Ms Seibt claims she used to be like her opposite number, but that she is now sceptical of “climate alarmism”.
She said: "As a young girl, I grew up around the climate change hysteria in the media, in my schoolbooks.
“I thought by hugging the trees I could save the planet, which quite frankly turned out not to be true.
“Look around. We are living in such an amazing era of fast progress and innovation.
“We are not allowed to be proud of that at all? Instead, debates are being shut down and real scientists lose their jobs.”
In the clip, she slammed the consensus on climate change as an “insult to science, and the complexity of nature, and freedom of speech”.
She went on to claim it is “important” to “keep questioning the narrative that is out there”, dubbing it a “despicably anti-human ideology”.
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In a speech to the United Nations last year, Ms Thunberg demanded action on climate change.
She said: “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money, and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.
“How dare you!"
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