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

An average car could be driven for 22.16 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 120 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 25.93 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 9.36 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 384 days
Taking 2.68 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1.03 tons of Beef

Answer: 14 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 22.16 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 120 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 25.93 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 9.36 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 384 days
Taking 2.68 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1.03 tons of Beef
4.79 tons of Coal burned for electricity
6.84 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
3.56 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 13.69 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

38 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
34 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
9 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
14 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
8 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
27 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
9 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
13 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year

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