Remember when the world was about to be destroyed by economic growth and First World abundance? It was called "climate change" and a child was our savior.

I have never been too concerned with the dramatic screams echoing from the cult of "climate change" priests. When the cult sailed a child over from Sweden to lecture the United States of America, I knew they had admitted intellectual failure.

I remember when "global cooling" was going to destroy the planet before "global warming" was going to kill the planet. I am observant enough to see just how convenient the term "climate change" is to the folks who have made it an issue, and some made much, much more of warning about "global cooling" before they abruptly switched to "global warming."

The threat of COVID-19 to the United States is real. People are dead because of the coronavirus. In the next few months, more Americans will be dead from the virus that originated in China and spread across the world because of the lies of the Chinese Communist Party.

Climate change is a political scam used by some for financial gain. It is a fake crisis. Political hucksters like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to stampede Americans into supporting them with the threat that the planet will be destroyed in eight to 10 years by "climate change" unless they hand over the government to them.

Those of us not in the cult knew the emergence of Greta Thunberg, the Swedish child who literally sailed to America to tell us how much we had ruined her life by having our own lives, was both a pathetic and abusive gesture. She lacked the education and the length of life to have come to her positions. She was sent to America to absorb the slings and arrows that her sponsors were unwilling to muster the courage to face.

Take the COVID-19 virus seriously, because it doesn't have a child spokesperson, and remember it the next time you hear from a child spokesperson.

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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