Taylor Swift has been taking the world by storm with the widely successful Eras tour, but critics are raising concerns about the negative impact on the environment due to her frequent air travel, which has resulted in large amounts of carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere.
In the last three months, the singer has been traveling by plane more frequently than usual, taking a total of twelve flights to visit her partner, Travis Kelce, in Kansas City and to celebrate her birthday in New York City.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the musician has accumulated an astonishing 138 tons of CO2 emissions in a relatively brief period. To offset the environmental effects of her frequent flying, Swift would need to plant more than 2,200 trees, which would require approximately a decade to mature.
In 2022, Swift was labeled as the top celebrity contributor to CO2 emissions. The singer’s connection to Kelce appears to make her a strong contender for the same title this year, as her visits to Travis in the past three months alone have led to the use of 12,622 gallons of jet fuel, totaling an estimated value of $70,779.
The celebrity possesses a Dassault Falcon 7x and a Dassault Falcon 900, both of which are private jets. As per a representative speaking on behalf of Swift, the aircraft are also made available to other famous people for their transportation needs.
The representative also disclosed that prior to the start of the Eras Tour, the singer had acquired twice as many carbon credits as required to offset her recent travel activity.
As a prominent figure with a large platform, many believe that Taylor Swift has a responsibility to set a positive example when it comes to reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change.
It remains to be seen how Swift will respond to these concerns and whether she will take steps to decrease her carbon footprint in the future.