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: 33125.95 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 147 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 290,885 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 43.57 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,644 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,548 years
Taking 6,495 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,491 tons of Beef

Answer: 33.13 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 147 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 290,885 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 43.57 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,644 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,548 years
Taking 6,495 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,491 tons of Beef
11,582.50 tons of Coal burned for electricity
16,546.43 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,604.14 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 33125.95 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

16,563 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
82,815 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
33,126 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
9,202 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
552,099 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
11,042 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
22,084 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
22,307 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year

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