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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: 396000000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 1,756,235 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 3,477,344,573 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 1,427 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 270,691,494 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 30,461,538 years
Taking 77,647,059 cars off the road for a year
Producing 29,774,436 tons of Beef

Answer: 396,000 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 1,756,235 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 3,477,344,573 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 1,427 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 270,691,494 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 30,461,538 years
Taking 77,647,059 cars off the road for a year
Producing 29,774,436 tons of Beef
138,461,538.46 tons of Coal burned for electricity
197,802,197.80 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
102,857,142.86 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 396000000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

1,320,000,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
396,000,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
396,000,000 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
110,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
198,000,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
264,000,000 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
792,000,000 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
6,600,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year

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