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: 35400.49 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 157 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 310,858 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 46.56 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 24,199 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,723 years
Taking 6,941 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,662 tons of Beef

Answer: 35.40 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 157 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 310,858 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 46.56 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 24,199 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,723 years
Taking 6,941 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,662 tons of Beef
12,377.79 tons of Coal burned for electricity
17,682.56 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,194.93 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 35400.49 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

35,400 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
70,801 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
23,600 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
3,540 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
101,144 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
35,400 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
177,002 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
23,839 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year

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