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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: 30566.85 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 136 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 268,413 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 40.20 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 20,894 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,351 years
Taking 5,994 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,298 tons of Beef

Answer: 30.57 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 136 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 268,413 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 40.20 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 20,894 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,351 years
Taking 5,994 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,298 tons of Beef
10,687.71 tons of Coal burned for electricity
15,268.16 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
7,939.44 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 30566.85 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

20,584 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
20,378 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
18,525 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
611,337 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
20,378 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
152,834 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
30,567 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
19,104 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year

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