When Words Fail: Does a Warming World Need a New Vocabulary?

YES! Magazine

We are at a loss for words, says Glenn Albrecht. There is nothing in English adequate to describe how overpowering it is to face climate change, or how we might feel about drought across Somalia or Texas, the leveling of mountains for coal mining, or our uncertainty about how flooded or stormy the future may be.

So Albrecht is inventing new words.

Albrecht is an Australian philosopher who has gained some fame for coining the word¬†solastalgia, a term that describes the angst you might feel when the environment around you starts to change …¬†[Read more.]