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'Climate Emergency' Is Oxford's 2019 Word of the Year

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'Climate Emergency' Is Oxford's 2019 Word of the Year. Oxford Dictionaries chose "climate emergency" as the 2019 Word of the Year from a shortlist of words that were all related to the environment. ... it was just clear that issues relating to the climate were running through all the different lexical items we were working with. It reflects it was a real preoccupation of the English-speaking world in 2019, Katherine Connor Martin, Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, via 'The New York Times'. Since 2018, the use of "climate emergency" has increased by 100 times. The Word of the Year citation is meant to capture the "preoccupations of the passing year, and have a lasting potential as a term of cultural significance.”. When we considered all the possibilities, a narrative really coalesced this year around words associated with ecological concerns, Katherine Connor Martin, Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, via 'The New York Times'. Other words on the list included "extinction," "climate-denial" and "eco-anxiety.". Recent Word of the Year citations have included "vape," "toxic" and "post-truth."