The reasons are many but can be boiled down to three, crying wolf once too often, the terrible cost of their policies when they’ve been implemented, and their abandonment of environmental concerns in favour of a Cultural Marxist political agenda of multiculturalism.
This is summed up in this extract from a Herald Sun article Why the Greens Are Dying published yesterday
The Greens face long-term decline:
THE global warming scare is receding, even if the vast warming bureaucracy ensures it does not yet die completely. The Greens look increasingly desperate as they warn of disasters that never come.
THE horrific cost of the Greens’ obsessions is becoming all too clear. Most critically, the massive rises in electricity prices are forcing voters to ask whether all this pain is worth the gain of the global warming faith preached by the Greens. For core Greens, this may not be a huge issue, but for Sunday Greens like the doctors’ wives, it’s a pain.
ISLAMIC terrorism has made the Greens happy-clappy multiculturalism and rage at Western society seem not just naive but dangerous. That rage – both at the West generally and Israel most poisonously – makes them sound too often like the peace wing of Islamic terrorists.
THE Greens’ watermelon faction, headed in Canberra by Senator Lee Rhiannon, is in rebellion, causing a split the party is struggling to paper over. Former Marxists and the militant far-Left never were much into cuddling koalas and hugging trees, and as the environmental movement declines, these modern Marxists will flex their muscles. But when did voters ever like their sort?
THEN there’s Di Natale. First, he lacks charisma. Second, he announced himself as a pragmatist – as much as a Greens leader can actually be pragmatic. But the Greens appeal to people who are adolescents in permanent and pensioned opposition to Daddy.
They scorn responsibility and are blind to consequences. They do not wish for all that comes with the ruling – other than the power to bully – which is why the Greens sharing power with the Gillard Government was so fatal. Hard-line Greens supporters do not make deals. They make demands. They are totalitarians.
The Metiria Turei scandal may have long term consequences the Greens fail to grasp. It is very hard for the rich, champagne-swilling Green social set to continue to claim they are virtuous (the only use being Green has in their circles) when their leader is a benefit fraudster.
The failing multicultural agenda, the end of massive funding for the climate change scam under President Trump, and the growing realisation that it is the Greens who are destroying the planet environmentally, ecologically, and economically will gradually erode what’s left of the movement.