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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: 2343.94 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 10.40 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 20,583 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.08 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,602 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 180 years
Taking 460 cars off the road for a year
Producing 176 tons of Beef

Answer: 2.34 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 10.40 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 20,583 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.08 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,602 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 180 years
Taking 460 cars off the road for a year
Producing 176 tons of Beef
819.56 tons of Coal burned for electricity
1,170.80 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
608.82 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 2343.94 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

39,066 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
2,150 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
6,697 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
7,813 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
5,860 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
1,563 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
1,172 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
6,511 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year

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