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: 32796.21 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 145 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 287,989 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 43.13 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,418 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,523 years
Taking 6,431 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,466 tons of Beef

Answer: 32.80 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 145 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 287,989 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 43.13 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,418 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,523 years
Taking 6,431 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,466 tons of Beef
11,467.21 tons of Coal burned for electricity
16,381.72 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,518.50 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 32796.21 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

32,796 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
65,592 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
91,101 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
9,110 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
5,466 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
22,085 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
20,498 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
163,981 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year

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