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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: 1485 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 2.40 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 13.04 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2.81 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 371 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 41.69 days
Taking 0.2912 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.1117 tons of Beef

Answer: 1.49 tons kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 2.40 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 13.04 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2.81 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 371 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 41.69 days
Taking 0.2912 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.1117 tons of Beef
0.52 tons of Coal burned for electricity
0.74 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.39 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 1485 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

0.25 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
0.15 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
0.93 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
5 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
4 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
0.99 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
0.90 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
30 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year

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