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: 120.75 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 1,060 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.81 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 82.54 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 9.29 years
Taking 23.68 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9.08 tons of Beef

Answer: 121 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 1,060 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.81 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 82.54 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 9.29 years
Taking 23.68 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9.08 tons of Beef
42.22 tons of Coal burned for electricity
60.31 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
31.36 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 120.75 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

2,415 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
111 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
403 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
604 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
242 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
81 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
81 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
345 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year

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