How can a dictionary company not know the difference between one word and two words? I think they just wanted to virtue signal so bad they lost count.
The climate strike movement had a re-run this year after Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg held a sign saying “school strike for climate” in front of Sweden’s parliament. She also claimed she would not be going to school until Swedish politicians took action.
Then, students around the world began skipping school to demand government action on climate change. In September, millions participated in a global climate strike.
Collins Dictionary has picked its 2019’s term of the year, and it is none other than “climate strike” after it has been used for an estimated 100 times more this year than the previous.
According to the BBC, the phrase was first recorded four years ago when students went to protest over global warming instead of attending their classes. It was then officially registered in November 2015 during the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The full definition of the term reads “a form of protest in which people absent themselves from education or work in order to join demonstrations demanding action to counter climate change” from Collins.