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: 38021.87 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 169 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 333,877 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 50.01 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,990 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,925 years
Taking 7,455 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,859 tons of Beef

Answer: 38.02 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 169 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 333,877 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 50.01 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 25,990 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,925 years
Taking 7,455 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,859 tons of Beef
13,294.36 tons of Coal burned for electricity
18,991.94 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,875.81 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 38021.87 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

23,764 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
633,698 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
25,348 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
25,348 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
3,802 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
38,022 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
76,044 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
23,044 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year

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