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

An average car could be driven for 29.01 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 157 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 33.94 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 12.25 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 503 days
Taking 3.51 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1.35 tons of Beef

Answer: 18 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 29.01 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 157 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 33.94 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 12.25 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 503 days
Taking 3.51 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1.35 tons of Beef
6.27 tons of Coal burned for electricity
8.95 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
4.65 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 17.92 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

12 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
51 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
50 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
36 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
45 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
36 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
12 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
18 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year

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