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: 143880000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 638,099 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,263,435,195 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 518 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 98,351,243 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 11,067,692 years
Taking 28,211,765 cars off the road for a year
Producing 10,818,045 tons of Beef

Answer: 143,880 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 638,099 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,263,435,195 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 518 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 98,351,243 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 11,067,692 years
Taking 28,211,765 cars off the road for a year
Producing 10,818,045 tons of Beef
50,307,692.31 tons of Coal burned for electricity
71,868,131.87 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
37,371,428.57 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 143880000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

71,940,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
2,398,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
719,400,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
143,880,000 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
23,980,000 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
2,877,600,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
287,760,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
287,760,000 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year

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