In the song “Last Kiss” off of her 2010 album Speak Now, Taylor Swift sings “I ran off the plane, that July 9th.” Nowadays, Swift likely finds herself running off the plane every other day of the year as well.
A recent study by the sustainability marketing agency
According to Yard, Swift’s plane took to the skies 170 times in the first 200 days of 2022, emitting 8,293.54 metric tons of carbon dioxide. That’s 22,923 minutes, almost 16 total days, of airtime. The CO2 released into the atmosphere courtesy of Taylor Swift’s private plane during these past 7 months is the equivalent to what 1,184 average people would emit in a year. The data came from the Twitter account,
In response to this information, which is now going viral online, Swift’s representatives say Swift isn’t responsible for all the flights.
”Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals,” said the pop star’s spokesperson in a
Still, it is Taylor Swift’s private plane! The fact that the list wasn’t topped by someone like
Eve 6, the alternative rock band most well-known for their 90s hits “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night,” got a little creative and decided to
And one Taylor Swift fan decided to make a compilation of times that the artist mentions flying, airplanes, or any sort of travel in the lyrics of her songs.
Some Swift stans are even jokingly playing damage control for Swift by posting photoshopped messages claiming the singer is donating to their (fake) environmental charity. It also might not be a joke,
As for the rest of the list, boxer Floyd Mayweather comes in at number two. He’s followed by Jay-Z, Alex Rodriguez, and Blake Shelton. After the top 5, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah, and Travis Scott make up the rest of the list.
While these rich and famous celebs certainly deserve your scorn for their contributions to climate change, don’t forget that roughly 100 companies are responsible for the most