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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: 3000 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 4.86 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 26.34 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.68 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 2.05 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 84.23 days
Taking 0.5882 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.2256 tons of Beef

Answer: 3.00 tons kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 4.86 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 26.34 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.68 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 2.05 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 84.23 days
Taking 0.5882 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.2256 tons of Beef
1.05 tons of Coal burned for electricity
1.50 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.78 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 3000 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

15 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
3 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
9 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
50 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
3 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
0.30 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year

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