How Much CO2 Is That?


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

An average car could be driven for 63.68 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 345 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 1.24 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 26.89 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3.03 years
Taking 7.71 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2.96 tons of Beef

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

An average car could be driven for 63.68 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 345 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 1.24 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 26.89 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3.03 years
Taking 7.71 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2.96 tons of Beef
13.76 tons of Coal burned for electricity
19.65 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
10.22 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 39.34 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

7 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
24 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
26 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
4 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
112 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
109 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
656 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
112 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year

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