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: 37258.84 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 165 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 327,176 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 49.00 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,469 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,866 years
Taking 7,306 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,801 tons of Beef

Answer: 37.26 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 165 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 327,176 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 49.00 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,469 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,866 years
Taking 7,306 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,801 tons of Beef
13,027.57 tons of Coal burned for electricity
18,610.81 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,677.62 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 37258.84 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

74,518 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
23,287 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
37,259 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
24,839 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
6,210 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
124,196 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
24,839 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
12,420 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year

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