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...

21,306 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
159,794 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
21,521 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
31,959 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
88,775 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
3,196 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
29,320 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
19,369 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year

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