Taylor Swift Named As The Worst Private Jet Polluter: Memes Galore [VIDEO]

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Private jet use faces criticism because it produces carbon dioxide (CO2), which negatively impacts the climate. Private jets generally produce more emissions per passenger than commercial flights. The marketing firm Yard recently published a report ranking the “biggest offenders” based on who flew the most this year by private jet. Yard compiled the study using data from a Twitter account called Celebrity Jets, which imports from ADS-B Exchange, “the world’s largest public source of unfiltered flight data,” the website said. Fans and climate activists have called out celebrities over their private jet CO2 emissions. The controversy heated up in July after Kylie Jenner, 24, shared an Instagram post of herself and her boyfriend Travis Scott, 31, posing in front of their separate private jets. While some noted the impact private jets have on the climate, backlash grew when Celebrity Jets accused Jenner of taking a three-minute flight on her private plane, which would have amounted to a 40-minute car ride. Although she’s not in the top 10, Jenner landed at number 19 with 64 flights that emitted 1,682.7 tonnes of CO2 this year, according to Rolling Stone.

According to Yard, Taylor Swift, 32, produced the most CO2 this year by taking 170 flights since January, with an average flight time of 80 minutes. One of her shortest flights took 36 minutes and her total flight emissions were 8,293.54 tonnes, per the study.

Swift’s rep hit back at the report in a statement to Insider, saying, “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”

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