Drake responded to environmentalists’ concerns about an alleged 14-minute flight on his $200 million Air Drake plane. The Guardian published an exposé on July 21 about his short flight from Toronto to Hamilton, Ontario, on his Boeing 767. Despite growing climate concerns, Kylie Jenner and Floyd Mayweather were also listed for their short trips in luxury aircraft.
The Canadian artist took to his keyboard in response to the chaos. The plane was empty at the time, according to Real Toronto Newz Instagram comments, and the flight was simply to return the plane to its hangar for routine maintenance and cleaning. “This is just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored at for anyone who was interested in the logistics,” He wrote. “Nobody takes that flight.”
Drake explained why the plane was only in the air for a few minutes, but environmentalists have remained critical of him ever since. According to the Guardian, he is the worst offender in terms of CO2 emissions. The outlet also interviewed Jack Sweeney. Sweney, a University of Central Florida student, analyzes the data from a company that tracks aircraft transponders. Celebrity Jets Twitter account.
Sweeney also runs a Similar account that tracks the private jet of Tesla’s multi-billionaire CEO Elon Musk. Musk may not be entirely responsible for Musk’s frequent trips, however. “With Elon, he’s just trying to be as quick as possible and efficient for work, but someone like Kim Kardashian (who has taken long and short private jet flights) is posting ‘Kim Air’ and flexing and all that,” Sweeney stated.
According to a 2016 study, private jets account for approximately 4% of total aviation emissions. According to the airline industry, flying contributes only 4% of aviation emissions, a small fraction of global warming emissions
More than 33,000,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases are still emitted by private aircraft.
“These startlingly short flights show the immense impact of the wealthy on overall aviation emissions,” Scott Hochberg is an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute. The Guardian “The problem starts at the top with Kylie Jenner and other celebrities with private jets, which have a much larger impact than commercial aircraft on a per passenger basis. But it also includes many others, as the US constitutes the bulk of the wealthy elite that have the luxury of flying.”