Bummer: Climate Cult Turns On High-Flying Taylor Swift

But, probably not enough to refuse to buy her music and go to her concerts. When do they turn on Biden?

The climate lobby has turned on Taylor Swift – and they have a point

Cast your mind back to 1989. This was the year when the first ever carbon offsetting forestry scheme was set up in Guatemala by the US firm Applied Energy Service (AES). It was also the year that one Taylor Alison Swift was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania.

Thirty-five years later, one of these remains hotly debated at dinner parties, is a billion-dollar industry and is more or less universally celebrated as a force for good. The other is carbon offsetting.

Since that first project in Guatemala, designed to counteract AES’s plans to open a coal-fired power station in Connecticut, the practice of carbon offsetting is no longer held up as a cure-all for climate change. On the contrary, it has been described by Responsible Travel as “all that is wrong with our approach to tourism and the climate crisis” and providing a “licence to pollute” by campaign group Stay Grounded. Did Taylor Swift miss the memo?

Let’s be honest: the vast majority of rich Warmists missed the memo. How many of them, and, heck, base level Warmists, refuse to moderate their travel? Stop their fossil fueled travel? Instead, they just pay for offsets. Kinda like refusing to stop running red lights and just paying the tickets.

The subject arose this week after Swift flew 5,000 miles in her private jet from Tokyo to Las Vegas to watch her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, win the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs. Swift’s carbon footprint wasn’t the main focus after her Super Bowl appearance; her celebratory kiss with Kelce caught one or two more headlines. But people are certainly starting to take note of her air miles. (snip)

Carbon offsetting remains Team Swift’s defence to criticisms of her private jet usage. Speaking to the Independent on the matter, her publicist said: “Before the [Eras] tour kicked off, Taylor purchased more than double the carbon credits needed to offset all of her travel, which includes the tour.” When queried about Swift’s individual carbon footprint, her spokesman in 2022 told The Guardian: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals.”

Is the carbon offsetting defence good enough? Jo Dardenne, the director of aviation at Transport & Environment, thinks not. “Taylor Swift’s offsetting won’t be able to shake off her terrible carbon footprint,” she says. “Offsetting is a fake solution and in times of climate crisis, we can’t allow the super-rich to continue flying around the globe hoping that others will pick up the environmental bill. Buying double the amount of offsets will never, ever write off the pollution caused by her private jet flights.”

You get the idea, though the article keeps going and going. But, right now, Swift is just a visible face. How about the tens of thousands who fly to the UN climate conference every year? How about people like Al Gore, John Kerry, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Hollywood celebs, music folks, politicians, and so many other who preach a lot but do nothing in their own lives? How about the ones who are forcing citizens to purchase EVs but fly around in private jets and then take a big fossil fueled SUV?

The truth is that Swift finds herself between a rock and a hard place. The rock is her rock-steady global fanbase and her rock-chested boyfriend. The hard place is the highly polluting impact of flying by private jet. Selling one of her jets and offsetting her flights twofold do suggest an awareness of her problematic carbon footprint. But for maximum impact, words may speak louder than actions.

It’s easy to demand Other People be forced to do something when you won’t make those changes in your own life, eh? I’ll tell people they need to get out and exercise, get to the gym, because I’m there 3-5 times a week. I won’t tell them to eat better, though, because that’s my downfall.

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7 Responses to “Bummer: Climate Cult Turns On High-Flying Taylor Swift”

  1. JimS says:

    Carbon Offsetting may be a “fake solution”, but since it’s a fake solution to a fake problem, who cares?

    • CarolAnn says:

      I care and so should you because that fake solution to a fake problem is moving billions of dollars from poorer people in our society to the richest of our society. And the libshits who support this bull go running around screaming about now capitalism is causing the rich to get richer and the poor get poorer when reality is the transfer of wealth by the socialist schemes.

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  4. H says:

    The carbon footprint of the super rich is not a significant percentage of carbon emissions. The vast majority Taylor Swift’s most hard core fans are not concerned about her carbon emissions. 3/4s of that demo group, young women 18 to 30 self identify as liberal. My guess is the most of the remaining 1/4 come from those red states with the highest rates of obesity.

    • Jl says:

      Johnny-they’re liberal, but don’t worry about carbon emissions? Throw them out of the club..

    • L'Roy White says:

      The highest rates of obesity for women are in cities primarily in predominantly blue cities and among the minorities. In other words fat niggas and spics is the obesity problem. I know I live among them. You’re a typical privileged white person that thinks by putting down other white people it makes you look good it doesn’t, makes you look like an idiot.

      Of course they identify as liberal they’ve been brainwashed for 18 to 30 years. You know once you took away the honesty and education and you started pumping them full of leftist propaganda you created your whole little army there. They don’t think they just do what you tell them. Just the way you like it.

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