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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: 32406.77 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 284,569 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 42.62 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,152 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,493 years
Taking 6,354 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,437 tons of Beef

Answer: 32.41 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 284,569 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 42.62 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,152 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,493 years
Taking 6,354 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,437 tons of Beef
11,331.04 tons of Coal burned for electricity
16,187.20 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,417.34 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 32406.77 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

21,605 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
21,605 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
81,017 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
64,814 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
92,591 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
162,034 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
19,640 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
648,135 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year

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