Celebrities have been found guilty of extraordinary carbon footprints despite their climate change advocacy with an average of 3376.64 tonnes of CO2 emissions in just their private jet usage in 2022, reports research group Yard.
According to the data, the carbon footprint of celebrities is 482.37 times more than the average person’s annual emissions with an average of 66.92 miles travelled per flight with the biggest óffenders’ list including Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian and Travis Scott.
“It’s easy to get lost in the dazzling lives of the rich and famous, but unfortunately, they’re a massive part of the CO2e problem we have with the aviation industry. Aviation is responsible for 2.4% of human-produced CO2e every year, and research shows a vast divide between the super-rich and the rest of us regarding flights, travel, and even general emissions.
“Tackling climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges that we face. It’s understandably frustrating when most of the population does their bit to lower their personal CO2e, whether that’s separating their cardboard from plastic, reducing their meat consumption, reducing their digital footprints by turning off their devices if they don’t use them for two hours or more or even just clearing out their email inboxes. However, when you do fly, there are now many ways you can offset easily. Things like taking out travel insurance which has the facility can offset your flight emissions, is a great place to start”. said Digital Sustainability Director, Chris Butterworth
Here are the top ten offenders: