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Harrison Ford Frequently Flies Private Planes Despite Climate Change Activism

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Harrison Ford, a famous Hollywood actor, has traveled frequently by private jet in recent months despite his well-known climate change activism.

Ford’s private jet, a multimillion-dollar Cessna Citation Sovereign, has made at least eight trips stretching about 5,284 miles and emitting about 35 metric tons of carbon dioxide in less than two months, according to data from the ADS-B Exchange and Celebrity. Jets.

Ford, however, has made regular appearances at global climate conferences, calling on individual and government leaders to support efforts to cut emissions and prevent disastrous global warming.

“It’s hard to read the headlines — floods, fires, famines, plagues — and tell your kids that everything is fine,” he said. commented at a conservation summit in France last year. “It’s not okay. Damn, it’s not okay. It’s okay to feel frustration, anxiety, pain, but don’t run from it. Cry out for justice, justice for mother nature.”

“The Earth has irreplaceable ecosystems rich in carbon and biodiversity,” he continued. “By preserving just a small fraction of these wetlands, rainforests and mangroves, we can protect our wildlife, our air, water, food, jobs and climate.”

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Ford’s private jet traveled 5,284 miles and burned around 35 metric tons of carbon dioxide in two months.
(Ian Gavan)

Ford added that a younger generation of climate activists has the energy and awareness to do “what we haven’t been able to do yet.”

“If we don’t stop the destruction of the natural world, nothing else will matter,” Ford said. during a separate speech at the 2020 Global Climate Action Summit.

But Ford’s jet has emitted more carbon into the environment in less than two months than the average American burns up every two years and the average person around the world burns up every nine years. The average carbon footprint of an American is 16 tons a year, while the average person around the world burns about 4 tons a year, according to The Nature Conservancy.

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In the past two months, the plane has traveled frequently to and from the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne, California, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Idaho Falls, Idaho, flight tracking data showed.

Harrison Ford appears at a film premiere in London in 2017. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP/Archive)

Harrison Ford appears at a film premiere in London in 2017. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP/Archive)

The longest tracked flight was a 1,203-mile trek from Wichita, Kansas, to Hawthorne. That trip alone burned seven metric tons of carbon.

A Ford representative did not respond to a request for comment.

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Ford, however, is not the only celebrity and climate activist who prefers private jet travel to commercial airlines.

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg burned a whopping $116,159 worth of jet fuel between June 23 and August 22, Fox News Digital previously reported. Spielberg’s Gulfstream G650 flew more than 17,000 miles and burned at least 179 metric tons of carbon in that time span.

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Leonardo DiCaprio flew in a private jet and traveled long distances on yachts while pushing extreme weather measures and financially supporting pesky lawsuits against Big Oil. The actor flew approximately 8,000 on a private jet in 2016 to receive an environmental award.

Additionally, Taylor Swift and members of the Kardashian family have recently faced criticism for their frequent use of private jets.

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