Exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com show Taylor Swift deplaning at Hollywood Burbank Airport in Los Angeles on July 5, days before she was named as the biggest celebrity polluter.
The photos show Swift returning to the US from a trip to London where she spent America’s Independence Day consoling her boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn, following the death of his great-uncle.
The study put her on top of the pile of celebrity polluters. Swift’s jet narrowly beat out Floyd Mayweather’s for the top spot.Other notables in the top 10 include Jay Z, country singer Blake Shelton, director Steven Spielberg, , Mark Wahlberg, and Winfrey.
In the pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, Swift is shown hidden beneath a large black umbrella that was handed to her by a member of her entourage while she was still on board.
Other members of her entourage are shown departing the plane and heading towards waiting gas guzzling SUVs.
The pictures of Taylor Swift show the singer hiding beneath a large black umbrella on July 5 at Burbank International Airport in Los Angeles
Between leaving the plane and getting into an awaiting gas guzzling SUV, Swift remained hidden under the umbrella
A recent study put Swift on top of the pile of celebrity polluters.Swift’s jet narrowly beat out Floyd Mayweather’s for the top spot
A member of Swift’s entourage handing an umbrella to another member of the team while the singer remains on the plane
A rep for the ‘Bad Blood’ singer responded to the study by claiming her prolific private Falcon 7X
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Taylor Swift is spotted boarding her private jet in Rhode Island in 2019. Swift has been named the ‘biggest celebrity CO2 polluter of the year’ by a new study that found her private jet has taken a whopping 170 flights since January
Following the report, even some of Swift’s loyal fans expressed disappointment at learning of her jet’s frequent travels.
‘D**n, she’s been flying around A LOT,’ one Swiftie wrote on the r/TaylorSwift Reddit fanpage.’What is she even doing that requires that much traveling?’
‘Going to get cancelled for this, but f**k Taylor Swift too, selfish as the rest of them,’ another person wrote on Twitter.
Second on Yard’s list was boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, whose jet emitted 7,076.8 tonnes of CO2 so far this year.
However, Mayweather’s jet has amassed more flights than any other celebrity on the list, taking 177 so far this year.That amounts to 25 flights per month, or nearly one a day.
In third place was rapper Jay-Z, whose jet emitted 6,981.3 tonnes of CO2 over 136 flights. Retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez ranked fourth with 5,342.7 tonnes of emissions.
Blake Shelton, the country music singer and husband of Gwen Stefani, was number five with his jet logging 4,495 tonnes of emissions over 111 flights.
Film director Steven Spielberg was sixth with 4,465 tonnes of emissions, followed closely by Kim Kardashian with 4268.5 tonnes.
In eighth place was actor Mark Wahlberg whose jet has emitted 3772.85 tonnes of CO2, and Oprah Winfrey ranked ninth with an estimated 3,493.17 tonnes.
Rounding out the top 10 was Travis Scott, with 3033.3 tonnes of emissions.However, Scott’s jet had the lowest average flight distance of the list, at just 7.31 miles per trip.
The study came in response to an Instagram post that Scott’s longtime on-again, off-again partner Kylie Jenner posted to Instagram on July 15.
The internet reacted with fury after Jenner posted a photo showing what appeared to be her and Scott’s matching private jets, commenting: ‘you wanna take mine or yours?’
Reports also emerged that she had taken a 12-minute flight on her private jet for journey that would have taken just 40 minutes by car, leading some critics to dub her a ‘climate criminal’.
Her jet travelled for 35 minutes from Palm Springs, just outside of LA, to Van Nuys, bucksays in Los Angeles, close to her $36million Hidden Hills mansion on July 15.
Two hours later the mum-of-two then flew from Van Nuys, to Camarillo in in Ventura County, California – a trip which took just 12 minutes according to CelebrityJets on Twitter.
The account also revealed that the Bombardier Global 7500 plane travelled from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys two days before on July 13 – a trip of just 17 minutes.
Her jet then took a 29-minute flight later the same day, travelling from Van Nuys to Palm Springs, California.
But these celebrities then go and use their multi-million-dollar private jets to make journeys that take just minutes – and would often be quicker by car.
One website has exposed the eco-hypocrites for their not-so green credentials, with stars including Mark Wahlberg, Jay Z and Steven Spielberg among those outed.
handle @celebjets chronicled their journeys over the last few months, with many trips lasting less than 30 minutes from lift off to landing.
Wahlberg’s plane took flight for just nine minutes as it jetted across LA, while Spielberg’s clocked in at a staggering 17 minutes.
It comes after the social media page outed Kylie Jenner for a 12-minute flight across California, which saw her branded a ‘climate criminal’ by furious eco-warriors.
Meanwhile her sister Kourtney faced a huge backlash by fans for posting about carbon emissions in February, despite the family’s excessive private air travel.
Aviation experts have said that the focus of private jets should be on ‘responsible travel’, by using ‘carbon offset schemes.
Short haul flights of at least ten minutes can cause 1 ton of Co2 emissions to be created during the journey as well as gallons of fuel being burned off.