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: 36421.96 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 162 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 319,828 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 47.90 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 24,897 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,802 years
Taking 7,142 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,738 tons of Beef

Answer: 36.42 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 162 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 319,828 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 47.90 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 24,897 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,802 years
Taking 7,142 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,738 tons of Beef
12,734.95 tons of Coal burned for electricity
18,192.79 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,460.25 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 36421.96 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

22,074 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
104,063 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
104,063 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
101,172 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
24,527 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
121,407 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
728,439 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
182,110 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year

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