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: 132000000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 585,412 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,159,114,858 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 476 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 90,230,498 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 10,153,846 years
Taking 25,882,353 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9,924,812 tons of Beef

Answer: 132,000 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 585,412 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,159,114,858 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 476 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 90,230,498 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 10,153,846 years
Taking 25,882,353 cars off the road for a year
Producing 9,924,812 tons of Beef
46,153,846.15 tons of Coal burned for electricity
65,934,065.93 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
34,285,714.29 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 132000000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

88,888,889 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
121,100,917 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
44,000,000 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
88,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
2,200,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
80,000,000 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
13,200,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
660,000,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year

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