The Oxford Dictionary chose the word 2019. It is climate emergency.
The Dictionary defines the term as "a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental damage resulting from it."
In the last year - from September 2018 to September 2019, the use of the phrase has increased by 10 700 percent.
The willingness to tackle climate change that had started with the Paris deal has been disappearing, according to an expert on
environmental and climate change policies.
"[U.S. President Donald] Trump's position pushed others to be more hesitant," says Semra Cerit Mazlum of Marmara University's Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Climate change can cause much faster and higher levels of ocean, a study of the previous warming period (125,000 years ago) showed, BTA reported, quoted by NOVA.
The water then rose 10 meters above current levels to 3 meters per century, according to scientists at the Australian National University. This scenario would be a disaster for hundreds of millions of people.