To bolster the myth the political left have had to use ever stronger apocalyptic language and imagery. Mainstream media has become the equivalent of the placard draped ranter on the street imprisoned in his wooden straightjacket inscribed with the biblical prophecy “the end is nigh’. Well maybe it is, but not for the planet.
The walls surrounding the global warming citadel are starting to crumble. The latest walk around the walls comes from meteorologist John Coleman.
Climate change PROVED to be 'nothing but a lie', claims top meteorologist
John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible.
Instead, what 'little evidence' there is for rising global temperatures points to a 'natural phenomenon' within a developing eco-system.
In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote:
"The ocean is not rising significantly.
"The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.
"Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).
"I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid."
Against this backdrop it is not surprising that a global conservative revolution is taking place, one that promotes the idea of low tax and small government. Gen Z, the youth of today, is increasingly conservative in dress, habit and financial prudence. The political debate is shifting away from the mainstream, left-wing narrative. This can be seen with in the biggest upheaval in British politics in a century with the rise of UKIP, the United Kingdom Independence Party.
The same trend can be gleaned from the results of the New Zealand election. The left is in disarray. The left of centre National government is static. The big movement was to the right. The Conservative Party is poised to make headway in the next election as it closes in on the 5% threshold, ACT may yet be rejuvenated through it’s young but savvy leader David Seymour but, if it plays its cards right, it is New Zealand First that best represents the growing conservatism that is trending in western democracies. National would do well to take on board the shifting political landscape and start bringing the Party away from its centre left position back to the centre right. If it doesn’t others will.
You cannot fool all the people all the time. That is the message for those who persist in telling lies and persist in a left wing orthodoxy. As the walls come tumbling down it is the conservatives who will be picking up the pieces and building a new world.