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

An average car could be driven for 4.34 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 23.53 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.08 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 669 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 75.25 days
Taking 0.5255 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.2015 tons of Beef

Answer: 3 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 4.34 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 23.53 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.08 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 669 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 75.25 days
Taking 0.5255 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.2015 tons of Beef
0.94 tons of Coal burned for electricity
1.34 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.70 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 2.68 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

0.74 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
5 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
2 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
8 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
0.27 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
0.45 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year

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