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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: 26400000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 117,082 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 231,822,972 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 95.13 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 18,046,100 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,030,769 years
Taking 5,176,471 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1,984,962 tons of Beef

Answer: 26,400.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 117,082 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 231,822,972 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 95.13 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 18,046,100 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,030,769 years
Taking 5,176,471 cars off the road for a year
Producing 1,984,962 tons of Beef
9,230,769.23 tons of Coal burned for electricity
13,186,813.19 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
6,857,142.86 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 26400000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

7,333,333 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
13,200,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
2,640,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
52,800,000 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
17,777,778 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
17,600,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
75,428,571 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year

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