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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: 29231.84 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 130 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 256,690 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 38.45 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 19,982 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,249 years
Taking 5,732 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,198 tons of Beef

Answer: 29.23 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 130 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 256,690 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 38.45 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 19,982 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,249 years
Taking 5,732 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,198 tons of Beef
10,220.92 tons of Coal burned for electricity
14,601.32 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
7,592.69 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 29231.84 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

18,270 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
4,872 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
487,197 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
2,923 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
29,232 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
19,685 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
58,464 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
19,488 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year

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