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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: 2398 lbs of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 42.35 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 9.57 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2.06 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 272 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 30.60 days
Taking 0.2137 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0820 tons of Beef

Answer: 2.40 tons lbs of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 42.35 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 9.57 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2.06 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 272 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 30.60 days
Taking 0.2137 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0820 tons of Beef
0.38 tons of Coal burned for electricity
0.54 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.28 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 2398 lbs of CO2 could be saved if...

2 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
0.73 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
0.66 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
5 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
0.73 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
1 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
18 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
0.73 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year

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