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How Much CO2 Is That?


Enter an amount of CO2:

Examples: "1 ton", "100 pounds", "500 lbs", or "10.5 kg"
Or start with the typical annual CO2 emissions from: an average house or an average car. How about a single trans-atlantic flight in a 747?

Answer: 1320000000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 5,854,115 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 11,591,148,577 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 4,756 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 902,304,979 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 101,538,462 years
Taking 258,823,529 cars off the road for a year
Producing 99,248,120 tons of Beef

Answer: 1,320,000 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 5,854,115 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 11,591,148,577 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 4,756 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 902,304,979 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 101,538,462 years
Taking 258,823,529 cars off the road for a year
Producing 99,248,120 tons of Beef
461,538,461.54 tons of Coal burned for electricity
659,340,659.34 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
342,857,142.86 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 1320000000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

1,320,000,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
825,000,000 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
22,000,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
26,400,000,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
3,771,428,571 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
2,640,000,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
3,300,000,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
880,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year

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