Many are in the third stage but some have been left behind.
It has been noticed that some of the usual characters are a bit more agitated than usual. Steve Running, described the five stages of climate grief
In Monday’s speech Running adapted Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s “Five Stages of Grief” model to apply to climate change. Running said there areThe Rabetts, Stoats and other sensible creatures have moved on to the fifth stage. The solar/cosmic ray crowd are still in denial, the bargainers are pulling the smiling Lomborg, and we have all noted an anger spike in the second bunch as they begin to recognize that they simply don't understand the problem. It is quite common that a final fit of anger accompany the move from stage 2 to stage 3. The best would be that they move forward, the more likely that they collapse into irrelevancy. The danger is the damage they do to others in resolving their guilt.
- those in denial (the earth isn’t getting warmer, and if it is it isn’t our fault);
- those who are angry ;
- those who are bargaining (“It was always too cold in Montana, anyway,” Running quipped) ;
- those who are depressed; and
- those who have come to accept climate change as a fact.