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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: 198000000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 878,117 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,738,672,287 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 713 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 135,345,747 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 15,230,769 years
Taking 38,823,529 cars off the road for a year
Producing 14,887,218 tons of Beef

Answer: 198,000 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 878,117 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,738,672,287 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 713 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 135,345,747 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 15,230,769 years
Taking 38,823,529 cars off the road for a year
Producing 14,887,218 tons of Beef
69,230,769.23 tons of Coal burned for electricity
98,901,098.90 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
51,428,571.43 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 198000000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

198,000,000 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
66,000,000 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
3,300,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
660,000,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
495,000,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
19,800,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year

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