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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: 31958.85 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 142 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 280,636 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 42.03 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 21,846 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,458 years
Taking 6,266 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,403 tons of Beef

Answer: 31.96 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 142 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 280,636 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 42.03 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 21,846 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,458 years
Taking 6,266 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,403 tons of Beef
11,174.42 tons of Coal burned for electricity
15,963.46 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,301.00 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 31958.85 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

106,530 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
21,306 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
63,918 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
31,959 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
3,196 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
91,311 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
21,521 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
639,177 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year

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