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.
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On day six of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protests police in London are under strain over cell space, as more than 680 activists have now been arrested.
A spokesman for the Met police said, “We have made over 680 arrests and of course that places a logistical problem on, and not just, the police service for cell space but also the wider criminal justice system.
“One thing that is unusual about this demonstration is the willingness of those participating to be arrested and also their lack of resistance to the arrests.”