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: 33542.41 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 149 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 294,542 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 44.12 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,928 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,580 years
Taking 6,577 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,522 tons of Beef

Answer: 33.54 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 149 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 294,542 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 44.12 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 22,928 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,580 years
Taking 6,577 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,522 tons of Beef
11,728.12 tons of Coal burned for electricity
16,754.45 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,712.31 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 33542.41 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

83,856 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
30,773 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
33,542 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
33,542 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
5,590 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
22,362 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
16,771 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
22,362 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year

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