How Much CO2 Is That?


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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: 175 tonnes of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 283 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,537 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.52 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 120 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 13.46 years
Taking 34.31 cars off the road for a year
Producing 13.16 tons of Beef

Answer: 175 kg tonnes of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 283 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,537 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.52 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 120 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 13.46 years
Taking 34.31 cars off the road for a year
Producing 13.16 tons of Beef
61.19 tons of Coal burned for electricity
87.41 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
45.45 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 175 tonnes of CO2 could be saved if...

117 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
175 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
350 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
88 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
875 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
438 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
3,500 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
49 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year

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