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

An average car could be driven for 195 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,056 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.80 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 82.20 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 9.25 years
Taking 23.58 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9.04 tons of Beef

Answer: 120 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 195 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,056 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.80 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 82.20 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 9.25 years
Taking 23.58 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9.04 tons of Beef
42.05 tons of Coal burned for electricity
60.06 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
31.23 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 120.25 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

80 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
2,004 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
20 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
73 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
344 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
241 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
120 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
344 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year

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