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: 38403.4 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 337,227 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 50.51 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 26,251 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,954 years
Taking 7,530 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,887 tons of Beef

Answer: 38.40 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 337,227 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 50.51 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 26,251 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,954 years
Taking 7,530 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,887 tons of Beef
13,427.76 tons of Coal burned for electricity
19,182.52 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
9,974.91 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 38403.4 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

109,724 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
96,009 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
76,807 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
6,401 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
38,403 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
3,840 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
23,275 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
35,232 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year

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