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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: 1000 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 38.85 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 8.78 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 1.89 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 250 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 28.08 days
Taking 0.1961 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0752 tons of Beef

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

An average car could be driven for 38.85 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 8.78 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 1.89 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 250 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 28.08 days
Taking 0.1961 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0752 tons of Beef
0.35 tons of Coal burned for electricity
0.50 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.26 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 1000 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

0.28 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
0.10 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
0.67 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
20 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
3 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
0.67 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
1 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year

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