Arctic Ocean could become ice-free by 2030

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet and could be ice-free in summer by the 2030s.
The loss of sea ice would have global and dangerous consequences.
These include changes in atmospheric circulation and fundamental shifts in ocean biological activity.

Wildfire smoke is blanketing some cities in the US

Smoke from wildfires in Canada has engulfed the US northeast, making New York City the most polluted metropolis in the world and now shrouding Washington D.C. in smog.
More than 4 million people die every year due to outdoor air pollution.
Many of the human activities that produce long-lasting greenhouse gasses simultaneously emit other air pollutants.

3 key takeaways for net zero action

The Group of Seven (G7) summit was the first in a series of important multilateral milestones in the diplomatic calendar for 2023. Bringing together the heads of state of the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the European Union, the G7 precedes and largely sets the tone for the subsequent Group of 20 (G20) meeting and other key climate-focused diplomatic engagements later in the year, such as COP28. The meeting, therefore, represents a key fixture for efforts to tackle the climate crisis, defining priorities and action points for the year ahead.