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With a jet, Taylor Swift is the celebrity who emits the most CO2, says study

Last Monday (20), Taylor Swift ended her visit to Rio de Janeiro with shows on “The Eras Tour”. From there, the singer finishes the marathon in Brazil directly from Allianz Parque, in São Paulo, where she has two performances scheduled for the 24th, 25th and 26th of November.

On social media, the distances traveled by the artist in short periods have caught the attention of some internet users.

According to a study by Yard, a company that tracks the use of aircraft by celebrities, Taylor is at the top of the list of celebrities who emitted the most carbon dioxide (CO2) when traveling with private planes in the last year. The research was published in the second half of 2022.

What the data says about Taylor Swift’s jet

The company states that the singer accumulated a total of 170 flights in just over six months, 22,923 minutes in the air – which is around 15.9 days. The jet even has an average flight time of 80 minutes, and its total flight emissions for the year are 8,293.54 tons. That number is 1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions.

Taylor’s shortest recorded flight in 2022 lasted 36 minutes, from Missouri to Nashville, in the United States.

It is worth mentioning that, after the publication of the study, in contact with “Rolling Stone”, a representative of the singer stated that the aircraft is not always used by the singer. “Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned to others. Attributing most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect,” he said.

According to the United Nations (UN), the burning of fossil fuels is one of the main factors that increase the greenhouse effect and, consequently, global warming, which causes extreme climate changes.

See the complete list of celebrities who generate the most greenhouse gas emissions:

  1. Taylor Swift – 8,293.54 tons
  2. Floyd Mayweather – 7,076.8 tons
  3. Jay-Z – 6,981.3 tons
  4. Alex Rodriguez – 5,342.7 tons
  5. Blake Shelton – 4,495 tons
  6. Steven Spielberg – 4,465 tons
  7. Kim Kardashian – 4,268.5 tons
  8. Mark Wahlberg – 3,772.85 tons
  9. Oprah Winfrey – 3,493.17 tons
  10. Travis Scott – 3,033.3 tons

Disparity between rich and poor

Also this Monday (20), data from the report “Climate Equality: a Planet for the 99%”, launched by the non-governmental and non-profit organization Oxfam International, shows that the richest 1% of the world’s population (77 million people) was responsible for 16% of global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main greenhouse gases, in 2019.

The value is equivalent to the same amount emitted by the poorest 66% or two thirds of humanity (5 billion people). Meanwhile, the world’s richest 10% are responsible for 50% of global CO2 emissions.

The international entity points out that the “super-rich” have many investments in polluting industries and their lifestyles result in large CO2 emissions, thus driving global warming.

Another relevant fact from the document is that the annual global emissions of the richest 1% of the population cancel out, every year, the carbon savings of almost one million onshore wind turbines.

Furthermore, in 2030, emissions from this small portion of the world’s population alone must be 22 times higher than the safe limit of emissions allowed to keep global warming below 1.5°C, a target established in the Paris Agreement.

“The Eras Tour” in Brazil

After passing through Rio de Janeiro, the long-awaited “The Eras Tour” arrives in São Paulo this weekend. The shows took place on Friday (17), Sunday (19) and Monday (20), after the show that was scheduled for Saturday (18) was postponed due to the heat in Rio.

Taylor Swift heads to São Paulo for the performances scheduled for November 24th, 25th and 26th, at Allianz Parque. The opening of the gates, so far, is scheduled for 4pm, with the show starting at 7:30pm.

Source: CNN Brasil

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