Singer Taylor Swift has come under fire after it was revealed that she emits more carbon dioxide than any other celebrity due to her private jet travel. A recent study by Yard, a digital marketing firm, found that its jet emitted 8,293 tons of carbon dioxide this year, about 1,200 tons more than runner-up Floyd Mayweather's jet.
The study used data from the Twitter account @CelebJets, which tracks celebrity travel. The account claimed her plane had made 170 trips this year, with her shortest flight lasting 36 minutes. "Taylor Swift's jet has an average flight time of just 80 minutes and averages 139 miles per flight.
Her total annual emissions from the flight are 8,293 tons, or 1,184 times the total annual emissions of the average person," the study claims. Her team said in a statement to E! News, said the flights were not solely her fault.
"Taylor's jet is regularly loaned to other people. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is patently incorrect," her spokesperson said.
Kylie Jenner and Drake were attacked
Celebrities have come under fire for their short private flights amid the climate crisis.
Aviation-related emissions account for only three percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA reported, but airplanes generally produce more emissions in one flight than many people do in a year. Kylie Jenner angered people on social media and was called a "climate criminal" after her private plane traveled just three minutes from Camarillo, California to Van Nuys, California earlier this month.
The journey by car takes only 45 minutes. Drake also drew criticism after he recently traveled from Toronto to Hamilton, both in the Canadian province of Ontario, on a private jet. The flight lasted 14 minutes, and allegedly consumed 1,500 liters of fuel.