Better weather services vital for all aspects of human life, says UN climate chief

With all aspects of life increasingly sensitive to the weather and more activities reducing the margins for risk, meteorological and hydrological services are vital for sustainable social and economic development and to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and hazards, the head of the United Nations meteorological agency said today.

French national named chief of UN meteorological agency

A French national has been named the next chief of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO).