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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...

528,000,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
264,000,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
176,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
44,000,000 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
754,285,714 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
5,280,000,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
88,000,000 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year

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