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: 32784.05 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 287,882 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 43.12 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,410 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,522 years
Taking 6,428 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,465 tons of Beef

Answer: 32.78 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 287,882 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 43.12 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,410 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,522 years
Taking 6,428 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,465 tons of Beef
11,462.95 tons of Coal burned for electricity
16,375.65 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,515.34 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 32784.05 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

22,077 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
30,077 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
3,278 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
91,067 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
65,568 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
20,490 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
21,856 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
9,107 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year

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