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

An average car could be driven for 32.38 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 176 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 37.88 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 13.67 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 562 days
Taking 3.92 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1.50 tons of Beef

Answer: 20 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 32.38 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 176 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 37.88 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 13.67 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 562 days
Taking 3.92 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1.50 tons of Beef
6.99 tons of Coal burned for electricity
9.99 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
5.19 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 20 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

400 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
67 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
20 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
40 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
13 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
333 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
57 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
13 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year

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