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: 155.57 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 6.04 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 499 days continuously
A 747 could fly for 17.68 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 38.81 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 4.37 days
Taking 0.0305 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0117 tons of Beef

Answer: 156 kg kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 6.04 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 499 days continuously
A 747 could fly for 17.68 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 38.81 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 4.37 days
Taking 0.0305 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0117 tons of Beef
0.05 tons of Coal burned for electricity
0.08 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.04 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 155.57 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

0.10 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
0.39 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
3 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
0.05 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
0.44 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
0.03 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
0.08 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
0.52 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year

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