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: 35745.09 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 159 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 313,884 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 47.01 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 24,434 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,750 years
Taking 7,009 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,688 tons of Beef

Answer: 35.75 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 159 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 313,884 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 47.01 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 24,434 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,750 years
Taking 7,009 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,688 tons of Beef
12,498.28 tons of Coal burned for electricity
17,854.69 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,284.44 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 35745.09 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

9,929 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
23,830 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
24,071 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
102,129 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
22,341 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
35,745 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
23,830 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
595,752 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year

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