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Taylor Swift Tops a Worst Carbon Offenders List for Private Jet Use

An estimated 8,300 tons of carbon have been emitted during her jet's 380 hours of flight time so far this year.

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Taylor Swift's private jet has clocked 380 hours of flight time so far this year, according to data scraped from Celebrity Jets.
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Taylor Swift's private jet has emitted the most carbon this year of any celebrity's plane, according to data released Friday by UK-based digital marketing agency Yard.

The singer's plane has taken 170 flights so far in 2022 with an average flight time of 80 minutes, leading to a total flight time of more than 380 hours. With average use of jet fuel estimated as 128 gallons per journey, the total CO2 emissions clocked in at 8,293 tons, according to the data.

To come up with these figures, Yard said it scraped data from Celebrity Jets, which tracks the use of private jets across the globe. Using this data, Yard then calculated probable total CO2 emissions for each celebrity's jet so far this year. BuzzFeed News reported the details earlier Friday.

"Taylor's jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals," said a spokesperson for Swift. "To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect."

Second on the worst offenders list was boxer Floyd Mayweather, whose jet has a total flight time so far this year of 326 hours for estimated CO2 emissions of 7,000 tons. He was followed by Jay-Z, at 321 hours and 6,900 tons. The rest of Yard's top 10 list appears on the company's site.  

Celebrity Jets last month made headlines when it revealed that some celebrities' planes take trips lasting less than 15 minutes.

Commenting on one of his jet's 14-minute flights, singer Drake responded earlier this week on Instagram: "This is just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored at for anyone who was interested in the logistics…nobody takes that flight."

Neither Mayweather nor Jay-Z's streaming company, Tidal, responded to requests for comment.