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

An average car could be driven for 238 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,291 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 4.64 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 100 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 11.31 years
Taking 28.82 cars off the road for a year
Producing 11.05 tons of Beef

Answer: 147 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 238 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,291 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 4.64 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 100 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 11.31 years
Taking 28.82 cars off the road for a year
Producing 11.05 tons of Beef
51.40 tons of Coal burned for electricity
73.43 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
38.18 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 147 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

98 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
98 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
2,450 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
99 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
368 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
2,940 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
25 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
420 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year

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