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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: 30259.31 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 134 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 265,712 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 39.80 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 20,684 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,328 years
Taking 5,933 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,275 tons of Beef

Answer: 30.26 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 134 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 265,712 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 39.80 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 20,684 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,328 years
Taking 5,933 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,275 tons of Beef
10,580.18 tons of Coal burned for electricity
15,114.54 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
7,859.56 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 30259.31 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

75,648 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
3,026 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
20,173 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
8,405 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
84,054 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
18,912 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
60,519 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
86,455 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year

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