Word of the year climate hysteria: The verbal warming

we think a lot about the climate crisis, demonstrate the word the last few years creations – in Germany as in other countries of Europe. Looks quite harmless

Word of the year climate hysteria: The verbal warming

we think a lot about the climate crisis, demonstrate the word the last few years creations – in Germany as in other countries of Europe.

Looks quite harmless – the word of the year is said to 2019 photo: Rumpenhorst/dpa

On the "climate hysteria" everything, or? The term is pejorative, he denies the reality that he is sexist. Like the Deniers of climate change and the AfD are not using it. A really good "word of the year" we have since the beginning of the week served. You just can't let it of the thoughts distract you from what is actually a misnomer. A Non-Word? Impossible, right? A weed is a herb, an animal, a person, an accident is a case in point.

words and taboo words of the year are not only quibble. How and what we speak shapes our Thinking. And since we seem to think a lot about the climate crisis, if we are to believe language researchers. 2018 was a "hot time" word of the year in Germany – the description of a new, very uncomfortable condition, in our world just tilts.

And we are not alone. The British Economist, the one I appreciated the journal for the secretly bright green-thinking capitalists, has an Overview of the climate talk in the world put together: As Flygskam", the Swedish flight shame, and the "Tagskryt", the Zugstolz for the Eco-Traveller would be, of course ". The need to be in the Netherlands, careful to be not only linguistically very popular "Laadpaalklever" that can be E-mobile forever at the load pole hanging and the traffic blocked turnaround.

next door, in Belgium, the word of the year was winkelhieren 2019 "," so nice sustainable "local shopping". And the Dutch voted for "Boomer" – the contemptuous word for the baby-Boomer Generation that had everything and the carts ökomäßig in the Dirt for the day.

The British people voted directly for "Climate Emergency" – a term the UN uses now officially for the global warming mess. We are the only German, otherwise from the front, when it comes to the world of pain and the German scared showed us superficially cool: word of the year 2019: "respect pension". Yes, exactly. I had also never heard of.

But I can assure you: We Germans have lost the good old pleasure of Ökokalypse not. Only in the case of a word of the year for the past few years, you can really make a connection to the earth rhitzung: hot time,, Jamaica-post-in fact, refugees, border of Light, Grand coalition, the rescue routine, stress test, angry. Car Scrappage Scheme, The Financial Crisis. And in 2007, we were at the forefront of climate disaster.

Updated Date: 19 January 2020, 18:00

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