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...

72,844 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
24,281 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
104,063 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
24,527 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
36,422 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
101,172 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
91,055 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
22,764 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year

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