Dana Nuccitelli writes: It’s the hottest trend in climate denial. Long gone are the days when people can publicly deny that the planet is warming or that humans are responsible without facing widespread mockery. Those who oppose taking serious action to curb global warming have mostly shifted to Stage 3 in the 5 stages of climate denial.
- Stage 1: Deny the problem exists
- Stage 2: Deny we’re the cause
- Stage 3: Deny it’s a problem
- Stage 4: Deny we can solve it
- Stage 5: It’s too late
Each of the 5 stages shares one main characteristic – all can be used to argue against efforts and policies to slow global warming. If the planet isn’t warming, or if we’re not causing it, or if it’s not a problem, or if we can’t solve it, or if it’s too late, in each case there’s no reason to implement climate policies. [Continue reading…]