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

An average car could be driven for 10.49 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 2.37 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 30.68 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 67.37 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 7.58 days
Taking 0.0529 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0203 tons of Beef

Answer: 270 kg kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 10.49 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 2.37 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 30.68 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 67.37 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 7.58 days
Taking 0.0529 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0203 tons of Beef
0.09 tons of Coal burned for electricity
0.13 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.07 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 270 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

0.77 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
0.14 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
0.18 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
0.27 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
0.68 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
0.16 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
0.03 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
0.90 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year

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