- An analysis found that Taylor Swift’s jet emitted more CO2 than any other celebrity jet so far this year.
- The jet’s CO2 emissions total approximately 1,200 times more emissions than the average person’s annual emissions — 7 metric tons.
- Swift’s team defended her, saying she often lends her jet to other people.
Taylor Swift’s jet emits more carbon dioxide than any other celebrity’s jet, but her team says they shouldn’t take all the blame.
A recent yard study, a digital marketing firm, found Swift’s jet emitted 8,293 metric tons of CO2 so far this year, more than 1,200 metric tons more than runner-up Floyd Mayweather’s jet.
The emissions are nearly 1,200 times the total annual emissions of an average person, the study notes.
Swift flies in a 2009 Dassault Falcon 7X, which she bought in 2012, according to TMZ.
The singer’s team came to his defense in a statement to E! News, saying the thefts weren’t entirely his fault.
“Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned out to other people,” Swift’s spokesperson says E! New. “Attributing most or all of these trips to him is patently incorrect.
Other high-emission offenders include Jay-Z, A-Rod, Blake Shelton and Steven Spielberg.
Celebrities have received backlash for their short private flights amid the climate crisis. Aviation-related emissions account for just 3% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA reported, but airplanes in general produce more emissions during a flight that many people do in a year. Private jets produce more emissions per passenger because there are usually fewer people traveling on board.
The CO2 released into the atmosphere is one of the main drivers of the current climate crisis. The gas creates a greenhouse effect that traps heat on earth, altering its weather patterns and inducing extreme weather events.
Kylie Jenner recently sparked a backlash after posting a black and white photo on Instagram with her boyfriend Travis Scott and their two private jets.
Drake also received backlash for his short and frequent private jet trip and tried to defend themselves saying that the flights had no passengers.