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...

23,994 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
25,594 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
35,221 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
191,955 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
6,399 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
25,594 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
38,391 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
106,642 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year

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