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

An average car could be driven for 29.06 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 158 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 34.00 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 12.27 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 504 days
Taking 3.52 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 29.06 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 158 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 34.00 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 12.27 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 504 days
Taking 3.52 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1.35 tons of Beef
6.28 tons of Coal burned for electricity
8.97 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
4.66 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 17.95 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

36 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
90 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
9 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
18 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
12 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
12 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
299 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
12 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year

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