Taylor Swift tops list of celebrities with highest carbon emissions from private jets: Survey

Taylor Swift has topped a list of celebrities whose private jets have produced the highest amount of carbon dioxide so far this year, according to a new study.

UK-based sustainability marketing company Yard shared a report on Friday (July 29), revealing that the pop superstar’s jet flew 170 times between Jan. July 1 and 19, a total of almost 16 days in the air. The plane’s total emissions were 8,293.54 tons of carbon, which is 1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions, the study said.

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“Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned out to other individuals,” a Swift spokesman said Rolling stones. “To attribute most or all of these trips to her is patently wrong.”

For the study, Yard used data from the Twitter account @CelebJets, which tracks private jet travel by celebrities. The data was collected from early 2022 and included the number of flights taken by each star, average flight times, miles and total CO2 emissions.

Other musicians on the top 10 list included Jay-Z (No. 3), Blake Shelton (No. 5) and Travis Scott (No. 10).

Earlier this month Drake took some heat after @CelebJets reported that he flew on a private jet for just 14 minutes from Hamilton, Ontario, to Toronto. The rapper cleared up the controversy by commenting on the Instagram page of @RealTorontoNewz, which picked up the story.

“This is just them moving planes to the airport they are being stored at for anyone who was interested in the logistics,” Drizzy wrote in the comments section, adding, “Nobody takes that plane.”

Drake and Swift weren’t the only celebrities recently called out for their private jet use. Kylie Jenner was too dubbed a “climate criminal” for his own private flight from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys.

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