A German teenager dubbed the “anti-Greta” has emerged. Naomi Seibt, 19, calls herself a “climate realist” and is scheduled to address the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), an event mocked as anti-environmental and anti-science. But as Mark Cameron notes, conservatives have deep reasons to be concerned about the environment.
Reputationally, 2015 is shaping up as a very bad year for fossil fuels. Climate alarmism has reached new heights, President Obama has unveiled an anti-coal initiative of unprecedented scope, and the United Nations global warming bureaucracy is gearing up for another mega-conference this fall. Even Pope Francis, spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, has joined the fray. He makes some laudable contributions to the debate in his new encyclical, writes Mark Cameron, but blaming climate change on technology and free markets is not one of them.