#BorisTheCoward trends as prime minister chickens out of climate debate

Channel 4 is to host a climate change debate this evening which will focus on how party leaders will tackle one of the key issues for voters in the general election.

Should frequent flyers pay more?

The U.K.’s Committee on Climate Change argues the programs incentivize frequent flyers, who should instead be slugged with a tax, a report suggests. Opponents say most miles are “issued through non-flying means,” like reward credit cards, and points often aren’t redeemed for flights. Others question whether flying’s environmental footprint is significantly worse than other modes of transit.

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg blasts world leaders for ‘failing’ on climate change solutions

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg blasts world leaders for ‘failing’ on climate change

U.N. raises aid appeal for Zimbabwe to $331.5 million, 7.7 million people face starvation/REUTERS

More than two million people in Zimbabwe are facing starvation after a severe drought that affected food harvests, the World Food Programme said in a report. The UN food agency has launched a humanitarian appeal for US$331 million to assist those affected in the southern African nation.//CRIMSON TAZVINZWA/