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: 162000000 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 718 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,422,550 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 213 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 110,737 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 12,462 years
Taking 31,765 cars off the road for a year
Producing 12,180 tons of Beef

Answer: 162,000 tons kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 718 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,422,550 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 213 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 110,737 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 12,462 years
Taking 31,765 cars off the road for a year
Producing 12,180 tons of Beef
56,643.36 tons of Coal burned for electricity
80,919.08 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
42,077.92 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 162000000 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

462,857 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
54,000 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
324,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
810,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
109,091 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
148,624 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
27,000 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
162,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year

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