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: 16000000 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 70.96 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 140,499 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 21.04 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 10,937 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 1,231 years
Taking 3,137 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1,203 tons of Beef

Answer: 16,000.00 tons kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 70.96 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 140,499 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 21.04 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 10,937 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 1,231 years
Taking 3,137 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1,203 tons of Beef
5,594.41 tons of Coal burned for electricity
7,992.01 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
4,155.84 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 16000000 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

40,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
320,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
10,774 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
8,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
45,714 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
44,444 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
53,333 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
1,600 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year

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