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: 34612.84 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 154 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 303,941 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 45.52 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 23,660 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,663 years
Taking 6,787 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,602 tons of Beef

Answer: 34.61 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 154 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 303,941 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 45.52 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 23,660 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,663 years
Taking 6,787 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,602 tons of Beef
12,102.39 tons of Coal burned for electricity
17,289.13 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,990.35 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 34612.84 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

98,894 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
23,075 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
23,075 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
9,615 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
34,613 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
86,532 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
31,755 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
173,064 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year

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