Taylor Swift slams reports she is biggest celebrity polluter of year
Taylor Swift responded to a study which crowned her the ‘biggest celebrity CO2 polluter of the year,’ by claiming her prolific private jet use was caused by other people.
‘Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals,’ a Swift spokesperson told , ‘To at, and found that Swift’s jet logged the most emissions of the pack, and found her private jet has taken a whopping 170 flights since January.
The report came as a redemption for , who was branded a ‘climate criminal’ earlier this month for posting a picture of her and Travis Scott’s matching his-and-hers private jets earlier this month.
So far Swift – whose jet is currently on the ground in Nashville according to the flight tracking website – is the only celebrity on the list to comment on the study.
But despite the backlash over that incident, and another in which she took a 12-minute flight instead of making a 26-mile drive, Jenner did not even make Yard’s top-10 list of celebrity polluters, ranking at a lowly 19.
Swift, through a representative, batted back furiously at the report after facing online backlash from fans, saying that she often let other people take her Falcon 7X jet on jaunts around the world.
‘Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals,’ Swift’s rep told . ‘To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.’
In the new pollution rankings, 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, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, and Oprah Winfrey.
The travels of Taylor Swift’s jet are seen over the past week, logging nearly 8,000 miles as it criss-crossed the US
‘Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals,’ a Swift spokesperson told Rolling Stone , ‘To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.’
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
Taylor Swift’s 2009 Dassault Falcon 7X jet is seen parked on the runway in Albany, New York on July 30, 2022
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By Emma James For Dailymail.Com
They love to lecture about saving the planet with social media posts about going , cutting CO2 emissions or ditching gas-guzzling vehicles.
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.
Here, DailyMail.com looks at some of the celebrities who have been exposed for their staggeringly short private jet flights:
Steven Spielberg – Jetted 17 minutes after saying ‘I’m terrified of global warming’
Steven Spielberg’s private jet is pictured at Luton Airport in England. He regularly uses it to travel short distances, despite sharing his fears over global warming
Steven Spielberg has previously said he is ‘terrified’ of global warming, calling for ‘everyone’ to be mindful that it could ‘pose a danger to your children and grandchildren.
But the director and film producer didn’t let that stop him from taking his $70million Gulfstream G650 jet, on a 17-minute flight on June 29.
His 28-mile trip from Amsterdam Airport to Rotterdam Airport would have taken him just 36 minutes by car, or an hour by public transport.
According to CelebrityJets, the flight used 145 gallons of jet fuel, cost him $1,011 for the fuel and resulted in 2 tons of Co2 emissions.
Speaking about his new movie Ready Player One in 2018, Spielberg said: ‘I’m terrified of global warming. Global warming is a scientific reality it’s not a political trick, it’s a true piece of real measurable quantifiable since.
‘And people have to come around to believing that were are going to have a confrontation with destiny unless we do something about it today.
‘I think we have to blame everybody that is just, when you are not mindful of something that could pose a danger to your children and grandchildren.
‘Then you just go blithely through life with aerosol cans and doing all sorts of things that are depleting the ozone.’
Jay Z and Beyoncé – 47-minute trip goes against their ‘Greenprint Project’
Jay Z had a privte jet gifted to him by Puma, who even personalized the luxury Gulfstream IV with a tail number just for him
Power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been encouraging the masses to switch to a plant-based diet with their Greenprint Project.
They want to share the ‘positive impact we can have on the world by eating plant-based meals’ according to the website.
The international stars own a $40million Bombardier Challenger 850, which can hold up to 19 passengers and has a kitchen, bedroom, two bathrooms, and a living room
But rapper Jay-Z also has access to a luxury Gulfstream IV, created and personalised for him by Puma – even created a tail number for him.
The Puma jet flew from Seattle International Airport to Eugene Airport in just 47minutes on July 17.
A commercial flight would set you back $178, and take an hour and five minutes to get to the destination.
Driving by car would take just under five hours, with the commercial flight taking one mile less and results in 0.07 tons of Co2 emissions being used.
The flight used up 353 gallons of jet fuel, costing $2,411 and ultimately creating 4 tons of Co2 emissions.
Speaking about the Greenprint Project, Beyonce said: ‘The information is hard to ignore, the benefits of a single plant-based meal a day can have such a profound impact on our health and the environment, spanning from cutting carbon emissions to conserving water.
‘We want to challenge you as we challenge ourselves to move towards a more plant-based lifestyle and acknowledge you for standing up for your health and the health of the planet.’
Drake – 18 minutes across Canada after launching partnership to ‘reduce carbon footprint’
Drake had a Boeing 727 personalized for himself, with ‘Air Drake’ emblazoned on the engine of the multimillion dollar jet
Rapper Drake flew on his private plane for just 18 minutes from John Munro Hamilton International airport to Toronto Pearson International airport in Canada.
The 35-year-old could have driven between the two in 45 minutes, or 47 miles, but instead used 519 gallons of fuel on July 12.
According to CelebrityJets his Boeing 767, it would have cost him $3,590 for the short haul trip – adding up to 5 tons of Co2.
His plane, dubbed ‘Air Drake’ has gold detailing on the walls, a theatre room, three private suites, velvet couches and can hold a maximum of 30 passengers.
The star announced that he was partnering with Aspiration last year, after the start up also partnered with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey Jr.
Speaking about the project he said: ‘It’s exciting to partner with a company that’s found an easy way to offer everyone the ability to reduce their carbon footprint.
‘Aspiration’s innovative approach to combating climate change is really inspiring and I hope together we can help to motivate and create awareness.’
Mark Wahlberg – Nine-minute flight across California
Wahlberg, who starred in M Night Shyamalan’s climate change thrilled The Happening, jetted from LAX airport in LA, to Van Nuys Airport
Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg completely switched up his died in 2020 to a completely plant-based diet after years of eating huge amounts of animal products.
The Father Stu actor, 50, said that he felt ‘really good’ for the change, and advocated the removal of meat from his diet for the improvement.
Wahlberg, who starred in M Night Shyamalan’s climate change thrilled The Happening, jetted from LAX airport in LA, to Van Nuys Airport at around 10pm on July 1.
He flew just nine minutes in his Bombardier BD-700 plane on the 19-mile trip, which would have taken around 40 minutes in a car with no traffic.
Alternatively, he could have taken a bus, which could have taken just over an hour, to get to his destination.
His flight used up 83 gallons of jet fuel, which cost $579 and created one ton of Co2 emissions.
Speaking to Boston.com in 2016 he said that he was ‘very aware of the real world’, after claiming that celebrities were ‘in a bubble’.
Kim Kardashian – 10-minute trip on her $150million private jet
Kim was also slammed by fans for incessantly bragging about her own $150million private jet with cashmere from floor to ceiling and two luxury bathroom
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