Oxford Dictionaries has named “climate emergency” as its 2019 Word of the Year, choosing it from an all-environmental shortlist that also included “climate action,” “climate denial,” “eco-anxiety,” “extinction” and “flight shame.”
The word is selected because it shows the increase in usage since 2018. Climate emergency defines as “a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and also to avoid the possible irreversible environmental loss resulting from it.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS SO 2019:
- The Oxford English Dictionary is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press.
- Headquarters: United Kingdom.
Source: The News18
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