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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: 196020000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 869,336 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,721,285,564 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 706 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 133,992,289 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 15,078,462 years
Taking 38,435,294 cars off the road for a year
Producing 14,738,346 tons of Beef

Answer: 196,020 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 869,336 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,721,285,564 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 706 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 133,992,289 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 15,078,462 years
Taking 38,435,294 cars off the road for a year
Producing 14,738,346 tons of Beef
68,538,461.54 tons of Coal burned for electricity
97,912,087.91 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
50,914,285.71 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 196020000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

980,100,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
130,680,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
3,267,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
392,040,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
122,512,500 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
560,057,143 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
196,020,000 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
490,050,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year

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