Oxford Dictionaries declares 'climate emergency' the word of 2019

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Oxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019, following a hundred-fold increase in usage that it says demonstrated a “greater immediacy” in the way we talk about the climate.

Defined as “a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental damage resulting from it”, Oxford said the words soared from “relative obscurity” to “one of the most prominent – and prominently debated – terms of 2019.

According to the dictionary’s data, usage of “climate emergency” soared 10,796%.

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I don´t know who makes those choices, but it could be "fake news" and "influencer" plus "refugee" - or something like that.
Perhaps they chose this word (indeed a two-word expression) because it´s a bit politically correct. Of course, it is deserved but I really don´t know if it is, in reality, the word of the year. By the way, it could be the "subject of the year" without being the word...just saying.
We know that making some searches on some search engines, some keywords "bump" businesses or special sites and there are ways to do that (or at least there were some ways).