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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: 2264.62 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 10.04 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 19,886 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2.98 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,548 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 174 years
Taking 444 cars off the road for a year
Producing 170 tons of Beef

Answer: 2.26 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 10.04 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 19,886 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2.98 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,548 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 174 years
Taking 444 cars off the road for a year
Producing 170 tons of Beef
791.83 tons of Coal burned for electricity
1,131.18 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
588.21 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 2264.62 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

2,265 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
2,078 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
1,132 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
1,372 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
755 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
6,470 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
6,470 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
7,549 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year

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