India, March 23 -- Former WMO Deputy Secretary General, Elena Manaenkova speaks to Down To Earth about extreme weather, the global cryosphere and emissions on World Meteorological Day

Elena Manaenkova (Right) during the 28th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai last year. Photo: @WMO/X

Every March 23, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) commemorates the coming into force of the Convention establishing the United Nations body on March 23, 1950.

The day showcases the essential contribution of national meteorological and hydrological services to the safety and well-being of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. The themes chosen for World Meteorological Day...