Though Steven Spielberg is ‘terrified’ of global warming, his private jet has emitted 4,465 tons of CO2 in 2022

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Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is the owner of a Gulfstream G650, a private jet that has a minimum price tag of $38.9 million but can cost up to $60 million. The annual budget for flying the G650 is reportedly in the neighborhood of $2.9 million. Spielberg’s private jet consumes 500 gallons of fuel per hour. The American driver, by way of comparison, uses on average 656 gallons of fuel a year.

The Yard Group analyzed flight data from the ADS-B Exchange compiled by Jack H. Sweeney’s Celebrity Jets and determined that Spielberg’s plane has burned at least $116,159 worth of jet fuel during the 16 trips across 17,000 miles it has flown since June 23. This figure is reportedly a gross underestimate, as fuel and distance metrics for an additional three trips have not been included in the final tally.

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Spielberg’s expulsion of exhaust — 4,465 tons of CO2 in 2022 alone — has prompted some criticism, especially as the Hollywood director has long been an outspoken climate critic and global warming fretter.

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