How many flights did Taylor Swift’s private jets fly? This map reopens the debate about the singer’s carbon footprint

How many flights did Taylor Swift’s private jets fly? This map reopens the debate about the singer’s carbon footprint
How many flights did Taylor Swift’s private jets fly? This map reopens the debate about the singer’s carbon footprint

Viral video revealing Taylor Swift’s private jet flights throughout 2023.

The use of private jets by Taylor Swift is once again the center of a heated debate about the environmental impact of celebrities. Recently, an animated map illustrating the artist’s flight routes throughout 2023 has gone viral on social media. This has fueled criticism against Swift for her lifestyle and the carbon footprint she gives off every time she embarks. on a tour.

The analysis behind the map is based on data showing the multiple destinations Swift’s jets headed to, spanning from North America to the United Kingdom and South America. These, furthermore, reveal an extensive travel pattern spanning more than 280 thousand kilometers only in 2023.

This panorama has revived the discussion on the sustainability of such practices, especially considering that in the 2022the singer-songwriter was identified by a report by the environmental firm Yard as the celebrity with increased greenhouse gas emissions due to their use of private planes.

Swift is one of the celebrities most questioned about the excessive use of private planes. (Credits: EFE/EPA/JOEL CARRETT)

However, according to its representatives, these reports are imprecise because Swift’s ships are “shared.” “Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned to other people,” a spokesperson told Newsweek at the time. “It is incorrect that all flights are attributed only to her.”

The debate continued until 2023, due to the successive flights that Swift made to see her boyfriend Travis Kelce during his tour The Eras Tour. The media reported that in just three months, the artist’s private jets had produced 138 tons of CO2.

In the midst of the discussion, other users have raised arguments in favor of Swift. Her defenders point out the importance of her world tour, which set a record by exceeding one billion dollars in income. They argue that her economic impact, including the notable increase in income in the local food, hotel and retail industries, as well as her considerable donations to charitable causes, should be factored into the debate.

During 2023, Swift’s successive flights to see her boyfriend and for her The Eras Tour drew criticism for producing 138 tons of CO2 in three months. (Credit: BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters)

Furthermore, it is emphasized that Swift acquired more than double the carbon credits needed to offset the CO2 emitted by the tour that would take her across five continents, although specific details have not been disclosed. Additionally, records on the Federal Aviation Administration website indicate that Swift sold one of its two planes at the end of January.

Although the use of private planes to transport the artist to the stops on her tour is reasonable; The singer’s critics point her focus to “unnecessary trips.” Specifically, users on networks have mentioned the times in which the star has returned to her residence in New York instead of spending a few days in the country or continent to which she has already gone for work reasons. For example, South America, Australia or Asia.

Concern for the environment has become a central aspect in the evaluation of the actions of public figures. Although the singer is not among the top 30 carbon-emitting celebrities according to MyClimate Carbon Tracker, Her influence in the environment has placed her in the middle of the debate when the topic arises.

Swift reportedly purchased more than double the carbon credits needed to offset the CO2 emitted by her world tour. (Credits: REUTERS)

On the other hand, the student Jack Sweeney, An Internet user known for tracking the itinerary of the private planes of celebrities and politicians has been warned of legal action by Taylor Swift’s team. The star’s lawyers allege that his actions could favor the singer’s harassers and threaten her safety.

 
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