Steven Spielberg is an icon of the New Hollywood era. He is the most commercially successful director of all time. According to recent reports, climate activist Steven has burned at least $116,159 in jet fuel over the course of 16 trips this year.
According to NY Post, Steven Spielberg’s private jet has burned more than $116,000 in jet fuel since June. This happened despite the famed Hollywood director’s previous warnings about global warming. According to the flight tracking data from ADS-B Exchange and compiled by the database Celebrity Jets, Spielberg’s plane, a Gulfstream G650, has burnt at least $116,159 in jet fuel over the course of 16 trips spanning nearly 17,000 miles since June 23rd.
Since the database did not calculate fuel and distance metrics for at least three trips made by Spielberg’s jet, the figures are likely to be underestimated. However, Spielberg has previously stated that global warming “terrified” him and that he despises people who “go blithely through life” without considering their impact on the environment. “I’m terrified of [global warming],” Spielberg remarked during a 2018 interview for his film Ready Player One.
“Global warming is a scientific reality. It’s not a political trick. It’s a true piece of real, measurable, quantifiable science.”
“People have to come around to believing that this is — we are going to have to have a kind of confrontation with destiny unless we do something about it today.”
“Everybody has to be held responsible.”
“You know when you’re not mindful of something that could pose a danger to your children and grandchildren? Then you just go blithely through life with aerosol cans and doing all sorts of things that are depleting the ozone.”
According to Celebrity Jets, Spielberg’s jet traveled 3,589 miles from Westhampton, New York, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, on June 29th, burning $21,183 in fuel and emitting 32 tons of carbon dioxide. The jet then traveled to Rotterdam, Netherlands, before returning to Westhampton on July 1st, burning an additional $24,685 in fuel and producing 38 tons of carbon.
The jet also made lengthy trips from Westhampton to Van Nuys, California, on July 11, from Westhampton to Knock, Ireland, on July 21, and from Teterboro, New Jersey, to Van Nuys on August 4th. The most recent trip was a short flight from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, to Teterboro on Thursday evening. Over the previous two months, Spielberg’s jet emitted at least 179 tons of CO2. The average American has a carbon footprint of 16 tons per year, while the average global footprint is four tonnes per person.
While the majority of the jet’s journeys and fuel consumption were recorded, the database failed to generate data for a few flights, including two on Thursday from Van Nuys to Chicago and Chicago to Martha’s Vineyard. Spielberg isn’t the first Hollywood figure who has warned about global warming while traveling the world on private jets. According to Fox News Digital, actor Leonardo DiCaprio went on many fossil fuel-powered trips over the last few years while pushing for extreme measures to tackle climate change.
In 2016, DiCaprio allegedly traveled 8,000 miles from Europe to New York City in a private jet to receive an award for his environmental activism. He then traveled back to Europe for a charity event. That same year, DiCaprio flew to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. The WEF awarded DiCaprio the Crystal Award during the meeting for his “leadership in tackling the climate crisis.”
We can only assume that Steven does not practice what he preaches. Let’s see whether he brings a credible argument to back this up. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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