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: 32394.69 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 144 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 284,463 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 42.61 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,144 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,492 years
Taking 6,352 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,436 tons of Beef

Answer: 32.39 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 144 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 284,463 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 42.61 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,144 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,492 years
Taking 6,352 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,436 tons of Beef
11,326.81 tons of Coal burned for electricity
16,181.16 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,414.21 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 32394.69 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

80,987 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
64,789 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
539,912 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
32,395 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
3,239 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
161,973 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
92,556 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
32,395 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year

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