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The first female head of the United Nations weather organization has been chosen, and she is a renowned Argentine meteorologist.

According to the World Meteorological Organization, Celeste Saulo earned the required two-thirds of member states' support on Thursday.

Since 2014, Saulo has been the National Meteorological Service of Argentina's director.

She succeeds Petteri Taalas, an accomplished professor and researcher, who leaves the WMO in Geneva at the end of the year after serving two terms as secretary general. In 2015, Saulo became a member of the WMO executive council.

The organization plays a crucial role in facilitating global collaboration on meteorological efforts, which have gained significant importance due to the growing prevalence of extreme weather events caused by climate change.

The Argentine meteorologist's leadership will undoubtedly inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in meteorology and contribute to our understanding of weather patterns, climate dynamics, and the impacts of climate change.

Her appointment serves as a powerful reminder of the vital role women play in scientific research and decision-making processes.

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