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: 36865.01 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 163 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 323,718 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 48.49 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,200 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,836 years
Taking 7,228 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,772 tons of Beef

Answer: 36.87 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 163 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 323,718 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 48.49 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,200 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,836 years
Taking 7,228 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,772 tons of Beef
12,889.86 tons of Coal burned for electricity
18,414.09 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,575.33 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 36865.01 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

73,730 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
24,825 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
184,325 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
105,329 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
12,288 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
102,403 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
24,577 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
22,342 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year

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