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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: 39600000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 175,623 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 347,734,457 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 143 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 27,069,149 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3,046,154 years
Taking 7,764,706 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,977,444 tons of Beef

Answer: 39,600.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 175,623 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 347,734,457 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 143 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 27,069,149 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3,046,154 years
Taking 7,764,706 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,977,444 tons of Beef
13,846,153.85 tons of Coal burned for electricity
19,780,219.78 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
10,285,714.29 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 39600000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

660,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
26,400,000 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
26,400,000 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
99,000,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
39,600,000 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
39,600,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
110,000,000 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year

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