The 19-year-old, who has been dubbed anti-Greta Thunberg due to her conflicting views with the teen climate change activist, claims that Brussels is trying to stifle its member states by bringing in new laws on carbon dioxide emissions. Ms Seibt, who believes the climate change debate has been blown out of proportion, says the EU’s pledge of eradicating all C02 emissions by 2050 is “ridiculous”. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the teenager said that although she agrees the climate is changing, alternative energy is not as reliable and this could have an impact on people in poorer countries.
On Brussels’ new Green Deal plan, she said: “I think that is just ridiculous because the effect the C02 emissions can have is absolutely insignificant and the consequences of controlling society in that way and only relying on alternative energy sources is not reliable.
“Like solar power and wind power that is not reliable or sustainable it’s just ridiculous.
“We don’t even have nuclear power to switch to, so right now in the lockdown of the coronavirus, I’m a bit worried because what happens if we experience a blackout and don’t have any electricity.
“So the economic consequences are ludicrous.”
Ms Seibt said more scientific debate needs to be had throughout the world to discuss all options in the climate change debate – not just among those in support of it.
She claimed activists like Greta Thunberg do not have the scientific knowledge to back up their “panicking” claims surrounding the planet’s future.
The German teen added: “People don’t seem to think about energy poverty.
“What about the people in the third world who need access to reliable energy sources so that they can use electricity so they can read books at night and turn on the lights, so they can better their education.
Ms Seibt agrees that carbon dioxide – which is a byproduct of the use of fossil fuels – does affect the climate, but she argues that how bad it is for the environment is constantly blown out of proportion by the likes of Greta.
Greta and her army of supporters refer to research from 2013 that claims 97 percent of scientists argued that human activities are behind climate change.
Previously Ms Seibt has said that that research was “way too vague”.
The Green Deal – the name of the EU’s proposal – was created in a bid to curb panic and is the basis of a new growth strategy for those in the bloc.
The law was unveiled by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen makes it essential that the EU balances emissions and the removal of greenhouse gases.