How Much CO2 Is That?


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

An average car could be driven for 196 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,061 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.81 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 82.61 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 9.30 years
Taking 23.70 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9.09 tons of Beef

Answer: 121 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 196 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,061 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.81 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 82.61 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 9.30 years
Taking 23.70 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9.09 tons of Beef
42.26 tons of Coal burned for electricity
60.36 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
31.39 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 120.85 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

40 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
20 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
81 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
81 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
76 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
60 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
12 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
403 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year

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