Disasters have been with us even before the unsettled days of Chicken Little, who was so convinced that the sky was falling, she refused to believe any other explanation was even possible. Unable to locate the portion of “sky” that wacked Little upside the head, she continued chirping her own version of the truth to anyone who would listen.

Enter 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, who left school behind in order to save the planet with her dire warnings that Mother Earth — our third rock from the Sun — will meet with dire consequences, thanks to humankind turning up the global heat.

Maresca, a local freelance writer, composes “Talking Points” for each Sunday edition.

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What a rant.

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