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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: 2411.3 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 10.69 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 21,174 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.17 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,648 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 185 years
Taking 473 cars off the road for a year
Producing 181 tons of Beef

Answer: 2.41 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 10.69 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 21,174 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.17 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,648 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 185 years
Taking 473 cars off the road for a year
Producing 181 tons of Beef
843.11 tons of Coal burned for electricity
1,204.45 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
626.31 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 2411.3 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

1,624 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
4,823 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
4,823 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
1,206 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
241 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
1,461 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
1,608 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
40,188 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year

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