Study Finds the Wealthy & Celebrities Aren’t Changing Their Flying Habits to Reduce CO2 Emissions

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Sweden: Lund University’s new study shows that most wealthy people and celebrities are not changing their flying habits to help reduce climate change, despite lecturing the public about the danger of global warming, and are responsible for a thousand times more CO2 emissions than an average person. For example, climate activist Bill Gates is responsible for emitting approximately 1,600 tonnes of CO2, which is about 1600 times higher than the global average of 100 kilos per person per year for air travel.

A new study by Swedish academics has found that most wealthy people and celebrities are not changing their flying habits to help reduce climate change, with some responsible for a thousand times more CO2 emissions than the average.

Imagine my shock.

The study, carried out by researchers from from Lund University, reviewed the social media accounts of well known celebrities and wealthy philanthropists, many of who relentlessly virtue signal about climate change.

Based on the information posted relating to travel, researchers calculated the starting point and destination for flights and then worked out likely CO2 emissions.

Climate activist Bill Gates was responsible for approximately 1,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide, while flights used by Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez emitted 1,260 tonnes and 1,050 tonnes respectively.


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