It is crucial to keep in mind that individualism will not solve the climate catastrophe, especially when contrasted to, for instance, the destruction of the cruel hold the fossil fuel business has over contemporary society. This is especially true when the earth burns and floods. However, certain people, such as the extremely rich who frequently fly in carbon-emitting private jets, undoubtedly need to do more to reduce their carbon footprint.
Taylor Swift Flew 170 Times This Year
While wealthy people of various types utilize private planes, recent stories of celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Drake flying less than 20-minute trips have raised questions about this trend. The sustainability marketing company Yard responded by ranking the celebrities whose private aircraft have traveled the most so far this year, releasing the most carbon dioxide into the environment as a result.
Drake and Kendall are both listed, but they are nowhere at the top of the list, which is held by none other than Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift is closely followed by Mayweather, who generated 7,077 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide during private flights this year, 1,011 times more than the typical yearly passenger. Taylor Swift is also accused of flying to Las Vegas in the record-breaking time of just 10 minutes while producing one tonne of carbon dioxide in the process.
Jay-Z, Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Alex Rodriguez, a former New York Yankee, Blake Shelton, and other well-known figures have all been accused of not being environmentally responsible. Despite celebrities using private planes for years, their extravagant trips have drawn attention when Kylie Jenner shared a picture of her and Travis Scott’s private jets on social media last week.