Incoming UN climate agency chief forecasts wind of change

The new director of the UN’s weather and climate agency, Celeste Saulo, promised to fight fervently against climate change and its detrimental effects on people’s lives.

Saulo, who has been in charge of Argentina’s National Meteorological Service since 2014, expressed his serious concern in an interview with AFP about the fact that some nations were not getting the message about the consequences of putting more greenhouse gases into the sky.

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However, the subsequent leader of the World Meteorological Organization argued that it was still possible to alter the course of the climate disaster.

“We have no plan B,” said Saulo, 59, who will become the WMO’s first woman leader when she takes office on January 1.

“Are we going to stay waiting for a dramatic end, or are we going to fight for our kids and our future? We are going to fight. I’m sure about that, and I will do that.”

The Argentinian professor said there was no point waiting for a “miracle” solution to halt and reverse climate change.

The answer “is us”, she said.

“With passion, love, compromise and engagement. It is the only way. We cannot see this as a movie over there on the screen; we are in the movie and we can change the movie. It is our role. It’s a must.”

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