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: 36877.33 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 164 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 323,826 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 48.50 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,208 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,837 years
Taking 7,231 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,773 tons of Beef

Answer: 36.88 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 164 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 323,826 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 48.50 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,208 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,837 years
Taking 7,231 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,773 tons of Beef
12,894.17 tons of Coal burned for electricity
18,420.24 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,578.53 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 36877.33 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

92,193 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
10,244 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
184,387 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
73,755 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
36,877 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
18,439 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
23,048 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
105,364 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year

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