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Death: Grief and Climate Emergency

death: There is much to grieve for, according to National Observer. The climate emergency is causing many of us to feel a rising grief that is difficult to process and that can, at times, threaten to overwhelm us. Flooding, fires, refugees. But grief itself is a well-known, well studied human emotion and there is much we have learned from the death and dying process of individuals that can help us navigate this larger ecological grief. Though often misinterpreted, the stages were intended to illustrate some of the emotions that individuals feel after a diagnosis of illness or death and are not intended as stages, but rather different modes that one may move between. Applying the well-known five stages of death and dying developed by Elisabeth K bler-Ross gives us a map to help us navigate through these difficult times. ( As reported in the news.