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: 38391.09 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 170 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 337,119 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 50.49 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 26,243 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,953 years
Taking 7,528 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,887 tons of Beef

Answer: 38.39 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 170 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 337,119 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 50.49 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 26,243 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,953 years
Taking 7,528 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,887 tons of Beef
13,423.46 tons of Coal burned for electricity
19,176.37 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,971.71 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 38391.09 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

25,594 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
76,782 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
38,391 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
76,782 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
12,797 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
25,853 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
38,391 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
127,970 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year

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