The silver lining to the cloud that is global warming, or climate change, or whatever, is that it will end student loans.

The extreme left wing of the Democratic Party has co-opted the mainstream of the elected Democrats into signing onto the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal is based on the premise that the world will end in 12 years for human beings if radical change isn't enacted immediately.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City and Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts are the architects of the Green New Deal and proponents of the notion that the world is going to end in 12 years due to climate change.

When Sen. Markey recently had the opportunity to vote for his Green New Deal in the Senate, he voted "present" rather than in favor of his own measure to save the world.

So now the world is going to be over for human beings in 12 years. All the good times will be gone. But so will the bad times. And to hear the complaining by adults who volunteered to take out student loans, there is no worse time than to be a college graduate who has student loans.

Fear not, victims of student loans! It will be over soon, because we will all be dead from climate change.

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 chris.mccarthy@townsquaremedia.com and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.