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: 27 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 1.05 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 86.54 days continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.07 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 6.74 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 18.19 hours
Taking 0.0053 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0020 tons of Beef

Answer: 27 kg kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 1.05 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 86.54 days continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.07 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 6.74 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 18.19 hours
Taking 0.0053 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0020 tons of Beef
0.01 tons of Coal burned for electricity
0.01 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.01 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 27 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

0.03 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
0.07 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
0.45 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
0.02 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
0.05 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
0.02 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
0.01 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
0.05 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year

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