Mark Zuckerberg Racked Up Quite the Carbon Footprint in Just Two Months

  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • the Environmental Protection Agency

According to a new report, The Facebook CEO’s private jet made 28 trips emitting 17 times more carbon than the average American does yearly.

Fox News reported that, in the span of 28 flights between August 20 and October 15, Zuckerberg‘s private plane emitted over 253 metric tons of carbon. The data was gathered using ADS-B Exchange flight tracking software.

In comparison, the average American emits about 14.5 metric tons of carbon annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Zuckerberg has been a vocal proponent of combating climate change and has even said he plans to spend $10 billion on research to find new ways to fight it.

“We need to accelerate the development of clean energy and stop funding climate deniers,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page in July.

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