Before man arrived on planet Earth, the conditions of the planet changed over time, sometimes violently, other times more gradually. All these changes produced the favorable conditions for life to develop as we know it today. As a general definition, we can also say that everything can be considered changeable over time, even the climate.

Why, then, are we talking about a crisis and a climate emergency?

To better understand it, we must first go to the root of the meaning of the word crisis: it comes from the Latin crísis, from the Greek krísis derived from kríno (I separate, decide, distinguish, judge). So a moment that separates a way of being (or a series of phenomena) from another different, a decisive turn that takes a given situation. In medical parlance, a sudden change in the favorable or unfavorable sense of a disease.

Crisis is a turning point, decisive.

Emergence comes from emerging: the act of emerging, what emerges. In practice, everything that becomes so evident that it rises above other conditions or situations.

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