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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: 28484.98 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 126 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 250,132 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 37.46 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 19,471 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,191 years
Taking 5,585 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,142 tons of Beef

Answer: 28.48 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 126 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 250,132 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 37.46 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 19,471 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,191 years
Taking 5,585 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,142 tons of Beef
9,959.78 tons of Coal burned for electricity
14,228.26 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
7,398.70 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 28484.98 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

71,212 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
28,485 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
474,750 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
94,950 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
17,264 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
18,990 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
18,990 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
17,803 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year

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