Steven Spielberg’s exclusive jet has burned greater than $116K value of gas
Steven Spielberg's plane has burned at least $116,159 worth of jet fuel throughout 16 trips since June 23. The director, however, said in the past that he is "terrified of climate change." Let's see a few details about the mileage of his jet.
The name of his plane and an approximate report regarding that jet
Despite his warnings about global warming, Steven Spielberg's plane, a Gulfstream G650, has burned at least $116,159 worth of jet fuel throughout 16 trips spanning nearly 17,000 miles since June 23.
The information has been obtained from flight tracking data from ADS-B Exchange and compiled by the database Celebrity Jets. According to a popular News, the figures are possibly underestimated since the database did not calculate fuel and distance metrics of at least three trips made by the director's jet.
How many trips did his jet take off?
Steven Spielberg's jet, among its numerous trips, traveled 3,589 miles from Westhampton, New York, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, on June 29, burning $21,183 worth of fuel and emitting 32 tons of carbon dioxide, according to Celebrity Jets. It then traveled to Rotterdam, Netherlands, and returned to Westhampton on July 1, burning $24,685 worth of fuel and emitting 38 tons of carbon.
Among the jet's more than a dozen trips, it traveled 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 4. Its most recent trip was on Thursday, August 18, from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, to Teterboro.
Steven Spielberg's jet has emitted at least 179 tons of carbon dioxide in the last two months. On the other hand, the average global footprint is four tons per person. Notably, data for a few flights have not been calculated, including the ones on Thursday from Van Nuys to Chicago and from Chicago to Martha's Vineyard.
What did the director previously mention?
Steven Spielberg had previously said that he was anxious regarding global warming and slammed people who "go blithely through life" without caring about how they impact the environment. "I'm terrified of global warming," Steven 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 an authentic piece of real, measurable, quantifiable science."
"People have to come around to believe that this is — we are going to have to have a kind of confrontation with destiny unless we do something about it today," Steven Spielberg said, adding that "everybody has to be held responsible" for their role in climate change. "You know when you're not mindful of something that could pose a danger to your children and grandchildren?" he remarked. "Then you just go blithely through life with aerosol cans and doing all sorts of things that are depleting the ozone."
Steven Spielberg is not the only star to have warned the world about global warming while continuing to contribute to pollution. In the past, stars such as Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift, and Mark Wahlberg have all been criticized for their frequent short flights on multi-million-dollar jets.