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

An average car could be driven for 4.35 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 23.62 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.09 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 671 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 75.53 days
Taking 0.5275 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.2023 tons of Beef

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

An average car could be driven for 4.35 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 23.62 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.09 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 671 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 75.53 days
Taking 0.5275 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.2023 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: 2.69 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

0.90 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
2 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
3 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
13 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
0.27 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
5 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year

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