Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has recently come under fire for his carbon footprint. According to a report from the Guardian, in just two months, Zuckerberg’s private jet has emitted 17 times more carbon than the average American produces in a year.
The report states that Zuckerberg’s Gulfstream G650ER jet flew more than 8,000 miles in two months, emitting an estimated 1,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide. To put this into perspective, the average American emits about 92 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
Zuckerberg’s jet is registered to a company called “Halo Holdings LLC,” which is owned by the Facebook CEO. The jet is used for both business and personal travel, including trips to Zuckerberg’s vacation home in Hawaii.
The news of Zuckerberg’s jet emissions has sparked a debate about the role of wealthy individuals in combating climate change. While some argue that wealthy individuals should be held to a higher standard, others point out that the emissions from private jets account for a small fraction of global emissions.
Regardless of the debate, it is clear that Zuckerberg’s jet has a large carbon footprint. The Facebook CEO has yet to comment on the issue, but it is likely that he will be under increasing pressure to address the issue in the coming months.
In the meantime, Zuckerberg could take steps to reduce the carbon footprint of his jet. This could include investing in carbon offsets, investing in renewable energy, or switching to a more fuel-efficient jet. Whatever steps he takes, it is clear that Zuckerberg’s jet has a large environmental impact and that he must take action to reduce it.