Eco-anxiety, net zero and climate catastrophe are among new terms that have found their way into the language, according to a new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

As the climate crisis takes hold an update of the dictionary has been launched, dedicated to exploring the language of climate change.

New sub-entries in the dictionary include climate crisis, climate catastrophe and climate emergency.

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Climate denier, climate sceptic and climate denialism have joined the list of terms, to describe the rejection of the idea or evidence that climate change caused by humans is occurring, or represents a significant threat.

Other additions include climate justice, climate refugee and climate strike, in recognition of the youth protests led by Greta Thunberg.

Trish Stewart, science editor at the Oxford English Dictionary, said:“The very real sense of urgency that is now upon us is reflected in our language."

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