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: 37640.36 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 167 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 330,527 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 49.51 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,730 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,895 years
Taking 7,380 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,830 tons of Beef

Answer: 37.64 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 167 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 330,527 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 49.51 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,730 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,895 years
Taking 7,380 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,830 tons of Beef
13,160.97 tons of Coal burned for electricity
18,801.38 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,776.72 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 37640.36 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

3,764 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
34,532 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
94,101 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
188,202 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
37,640 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
23,525 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
107,544 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
37,640 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year

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