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: 39104.89 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 173 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 343,387 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 51.43 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 26,731 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3,008 years
Taking 7,668 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,940 tons of Beef

Answer: 39.10 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 173 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 343,387 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 51.43 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 26,731 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3,008 years
Taking 7,668 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,940 tons of Beef
13,673.04 tons of Coal burned for electricity
19,532.91 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
10,157.11 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 39104.89 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

108,625 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
97,762 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
10,862 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
24,441 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
78,210 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
111,728 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
26,070 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
111,728 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year

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