Climategate: The Five Stages Of Grief

"No No No, I can't hear, I can't hear!"

The mainstream media (MSM) is still denying the seriousness of the Climategate scandal. Perhaps they’re going through the five stages of grief?

The Kübler-Ross model:

1. Denial: This can’t be happening, it just can’t!
2. Anger: This isn’t fair! I want to hurt what did this to me!
3. Bargaining: I would give anything to undo this!
4. Despair: Why do I even go on?
5. Acceptance: This has happened, and I can get over it.

DENIAL:

“Climategate” shouldn’t change anything: What stinks is this bogus “conspiracy,” says Brad Johnson at Think Progress. Thanks to “incontrovertible science” based on decades of solid research, we know that burning fossil fuels is “drastically reshaping our planet’s climate.” If we get derailed now, keeping the earth habitable will only get “more difficult and expensive.” “SuperFreak Dubner Embraces ‘Climategate’ Swiftboating”.

BARGAINING:

We can’t rely on this data to make laws: “Climategate” doesn’t prove that manmade global warming is a hoax, says Megan McArdle on The Atlantic. But it does show that the main computer model policymakers rely on to “estimate the costs of global warming” is “complete rubbish.” That’s “a big problem,” and until we figure out how big, Obama should “probably hold off on policy recommendations.”
 “The real problem with the climate science e-mails”.

‘Pretending the climate email leak isn’t a crisis won’t make it go away’
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2009/nov/25/monbiot-climate-leak-crisis-response

‘Climategate: Alarmism Is Underpinned by Fraud (PJM Exclusive)’
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/climategate-alarmism-is-underpinned-by-fraud-pjm-exclusive/

‘Five Stages Of Grief’
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FiveStagesOfGrief

On a more humourous note, here are the 5 Stages from The Simpsons: After eating a blow fish, which contains the toxic chemical “tetorodotoxin,” Dr Hibbert advises Homer that he is dying and will go through 5 stages of grief:

‘Simpsons Season 02 – 11 – One Fish Two Fish Blowfish Blue Fish’
http://watch-films-online.com/2009/05/simpsons-season-2-episode-11-one-fish-two-fish-blowfish-blue-fish/

25 November, 2009

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One Response to Climategate: The Five Stages Of Grief

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