Interview with Naomi Seibt
This will be an unusually short issue of this newsletter. I’ve been in full-throttle editing mode with The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels 2.0. As usual my dog Sherlock is giving me a lot of support.
On this week’s episode of Power Hour I interview Naomi Seibt, the 19-year-old German teenager who has been called “the anti-Greta” for her articulate and outspoken challenges to climate catastrophism.
The focus of our discussion is the outrageous attempt of the German government to take down her videos challenging climate catastrophism and advocating what she calls “climate realism.”
Instead of trying to resolve the issue quietly, Naomi says “I’m going to go big this time. And I’m going to involve the press. I’m going to make this very public….people will see what’s going on and how they try to silence us. And I think that will make them question the issue a lot more.”
One thing that comes across the entire interview is that Naomi is a very independent and driven thinker. She describes researching and thinking through climate issues for months before being willing to take a stand on the issue.
And I’m happy to say that she has been heavily influenced by Power Hour and The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.
She started listening to Power Hour early in her journey and has since listened to every episode (well over 100 hours of content).
Your podcast was really an amazing source of information to find out about all the scientists that had been silenced before. And so I found their websites and I got access to more studies and information. And I taught myself how to read those studies properly…
It’s very gratifying to have a positive influence on the thinking of other influential people. Naomi has been featured in international media, gets 10s or 100s of thousands of views on her YouTube videos, and will likely only grow in influence.
One other feature of this interview you might find interesting: we have a long discussion toward the end of the episode about the challenges and rewards of being independent thinkers with controversial views.
One takeaway: the rewards are worth it, including the reward of coming into contact with all sorts of great people. I certainly experience that with my work and with the readers of this newsletter.
You can watch the full episode of Power Hour on YouTube or listen on Apple Podcasts.
To Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Energy,
PS I’m reading review copies of two good books right now: Apocalypse Never by Michael Shellenberger and False Alarm by Bjorn Lomborg. Both are coming out in the next month are so.
PPS Thanks for the continuing support of our Accelerators, who help me spread the moral case for fossil fuels to more young people like Naomi Seibt. You can become an Accelerator here.