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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: 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...

193,761,468 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
128,000,000 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
422,400,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
3,520,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
211,200,000 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
586,666,667 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
140,800,000 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
140,800,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year

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