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: 31683.05 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 141 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 278,214 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 41.67 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 21,657 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,437 years
Taking 6,212 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,382 tons of Beef

Answer: 31.68 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 141 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 278,214 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 41.67 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 21,657 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,437 years
Taking 6,212 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,382 tons of Beef
11,077.99 tons of Coal burned for electricity
15,825.70 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,229.36 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 31683.05 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

79,208 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
63,366 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
3,168 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
105,610 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
90,523 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
19,202 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
29,067 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
633,661 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year

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