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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: 34600.52 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 153 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 303,833 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 45.51 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 23,652 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,662 years
Taking 6,784 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,602 tons of Beef

Answer: 34.60 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 153 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 303,833 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 45.51 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 23,652 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,662 years
Taking 6,784 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,602 tons of Beef
12,098.08 tons of Coal burned for electricity
17,282.98 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,987.15 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 34600.52 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

34,601 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
23,067 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
692,010 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
9,611 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
31,744 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
34,601 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
23,067 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
3,460 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year

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