Poll parties shun global warming
It is over quarter of a century since climate scientists started warning us that global warming would cause famine, conflict and mass migration.
Four years of drought and failed harvests in Syria led to a rush of impoverished rural people to the cities, resulting in unrest, radicalisation, fighting and flight.
The same pattern has occurred across the Middle East and Africa. It should come as no surprise that desperate people are drowning in the Mediterranean in the hope of escaping a living hell.
This is just the beginning; some of the world's most important breadbaskets such as California, Argentina, Brazil and New Zealand are suffering droughts.
In the midst of this horrific reality we are holding a deeply surreal general election in which any engagement with this, the greatest threat in human history, is being deliberately avoided.