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Taylor Swift is bad for the planet. Here are some statistics to prove it.

It feels like Taylor Swift’s Eras tour has been going on for decades and it’s still not over. Next up is a 23-date European leg before she returns to finish things up in North America.

Payless Power, an electrical utility, took a look at Tay-Tay’s carbon footprint. I quote from the report:

  • Swift will fly an estimated 43,688 kilometers for her 2024 Eras Tour, excluding detours, all by private juet.
  • The 2024 Eras Tour travel will emit an estimated 511,154 kilograms of CO2–at least.
  • The estimated travel emissions from Taylor Swift’s 2024 Eras Tour are equal to:
    • 1,307,311 miles driven by an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle
    • 122 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year
    • 66.7 homes’ energy use for one year
    • 33,744,692 smartphones charged

There’s more, too. Private jets hired by the following produce more CO2.

  • The top 20 celebrities emitting the most CO2 from private jet travel from January to November 2023 produced a total of 62.69 million kilograms of CO2
  • Travis Scott – 6.06 million kilograms of CO2
  • Kim Kardashian – 5.86 million kilograms
  • Elon Musk – 4.56 million kilograms. He emitted the most CO2 from January to November 2023.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Taylor Swift is bad for the planet. Here are some statistics to prove it.

  • Of course, all air travel in the US only accounts for 8% of the nation’s carbon emissions, and aviation world wide for less and three per cent. So whatever TS does produce is a tiny proportion of US carbon emissions and a tinier portion of world emissions.

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