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

An average car could be driven for 197 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,066 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.83 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 82.98 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 9.34 years
Taking 23.80 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9.13 tons of Beef

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

An average car could be driven for 197 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,066 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.83 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 82.98 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 9.34 years
Taking 23.80 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9.13 tons of Beef
42.45 tons of Coal burned for electricity
60.64 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
31.53 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 121.4 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

243 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
40 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
347 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
61 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
607 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
243 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
81 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
20 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year

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