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: 34969.73 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 155 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 307,075 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 45.99 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 23,904 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,690 years
Taking 6,857 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,629 tons of Beef

Answer: 34.97 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 155 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 307,075 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 45.99 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 23,904 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,690 years
Taking 6,857 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,629 tons of Beef
12,227.18 tons of Coal burned for electricity
17,467.40 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,083.05 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 34969.73 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

582,829 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
34,970 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
21,856 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
17,485 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
23,313 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
11,657 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
3,497 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
23,313 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year

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