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: 211200000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 936,658 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,854,583,772 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 761 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 144,368,797 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 16,246,154 years
Taking 41,411,765 cars off the road for a year
Producing 15,879,699 tons of Beef

Answer: 211,200 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 936,658 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 1,854,583,772 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 761 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 144,368,797 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 16,246,154 years
Taking 41,411,765 cars off the road for a year
Producing 15,879,699 tons of Beef
73,846,153.85 tons of Coal burned for electricity
105,494,505.49 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
54,857,142.86 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 211200000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

70,400,000 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
140,800,000 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
4,224,000,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
105,600,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
704,000,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
603,428,571 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
3,520,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
21,120,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year

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