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‘Climate Emergency’ Is Oxford Dictionary’s Word Of The Year 2019

2 Mins Read After a 100-fold increase in usage, Oxford Dictionaries has just declared that the word of the year for 2019 is “climate emergency”. The massive spike in the use of the term demonstrates “greater immediacy” in the conversations we’re now having about climate change.  According to the dictionary’s data, the number of times that “climate emergency” […]

Major Increase In Carbon Offsetting Thanks To “Greta Thunberg Effect”

4 Mins Read Due to the growing attention about our current climate emergency – much of it inspired by the iconic 16-year old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg – we are now seeing a huge increase in carbon offsetting. The “Greta Thunberg Effect” had previously been at work to drive increased sales of environmental children’s books, and […]

Flygskam: New Scandi Word For Flight Shame Takes Off

2 Mins Read Sweden, the home of iconic eco activist Greta Thunberg, has just invented a new word – flygskam – to describe the feeling of guilt or shame caused by flying on airplanes. The new buzzword has gained in popularity across the world as many of us become more aware of the carbon footprint associated with travelling […]