Mark Carney’s interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme makes the front page of the Daily Telegraph.
The paper is sceptical about the Bank of England’s warning that £16tn of assets could be “wiped out” unless pension funds reduce their exposure to fossil fuels.
Leading academics, the paper says, believe that simply divesting from such stocks is “magical thinking”, when we’re still going to depend on fossil fuels for decades to come.
The Daily Express has a more bullish outlook – for the short-term at least – predicting a “Boris Bounce to pension savings”.
It reports almost £4bn has been ploughed into investment funds since the Conservatives’ election victory, and that Britain is set for a “2020 stock-market boom”.
The Guardian reports that critically-ill children are being rushed from one part of England to another, because NHS hospitals are running short of intensive care beds.
The paper says doctors have warned of a “dangerous and rotten” situation for families, as winter viruses and flu infections cause an increase in severe breathing problems in children.
An NHS spokesperson says it’s “regular practice” for local services to work together during busy periods.
Also in the paper, Rebecca Long-Bailey’s pitch for the Labour leadership is analysed.
It notes her account of her childhood in Salford and of having to move when the docks – where her father worked – closed.
Ms Long-Bailey says the threat of redundancy continued in his new workplace.
The Guardian believes those comments were included to address a previous critical newspaper report which said her claim to remember job losses at the Salford docks as a child was misleading – because Ms Long-Bailey was only very young when the docks closed.
The Mirror carries news of more recent job losses. It says there’s been a “high-street jobs carnage”, with 140,000 posts lost over the past year.
The paper quotes another Labour leadership hopeful, Lisa Nandy, who urges shoppers to be “high-street heroes” and “buy local” to “save our town centres”.
The Times reports two leading private schools have turned down a philanthropist’s offer of a £1m scholarship for “poor white boys” for fear of breaching anti-discrimination laws.
It says Dulwich College and Winchester College turned down offers from Prof Sir Bryan Thwaites, who’s 96, to leave the funds in his will.
The paper notes how the rapper, Stormzy, has established a Cambridge University scholarship, exclusively for black British students.
“Why can’t I do the same for underprivileged white British?” asks Sir Bryan.
The front of the Daily Mail carries news of a £10bn pensions scandal. The paper reports that tens of thousands of workers have been scammed into moving their retirement savings into rogue schemes it says were sanctioned by the government.
And finally, the Sun reports outrage at a plan to “tarmac the Lake District” – or at least a new four-mile path from Keswick to Threlkeld – to provide “multi-access for all”.
The area is “too white” and needs more “diverse” visitors, says the national park’s chief executive, Richard Leafe.
He’s worried mud and rain is putting people off, arguing “we need surfaces to reflect” a changing society.
His remarks have been blasted as “nonsense”, the paper says, with the front-page headline “The Flake District”.