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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: 264000000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 1,170,823 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 2,318,229,715 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 951 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 180,460,996 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 20,307,692 years
Taking 51,764,706 cars off the road for a year
Producing 19,849,624 tons of Beef

Answer: 264,000 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 1,170,823 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 2,318,229,715 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 951 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 180,460,996 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 20,307,692 years
Taking 51,764,706 cars off the road for a year
Producing 19,849,624 tons of Beef
92,307,692.31 tons of Coal burned for electricity
131,868,131.87 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
68,571,428.57 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 264000000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

176,000,000 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
754,285,714 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
165,000,000 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
1,320,000,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
880,000,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
26,400,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
5,280,000,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
242,201,835 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year

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