# 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-stopA 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for

**3,477,344,573 years**continuouslyA 747 could fly for

**1,427 years**non-stopA 42 inch LCD TV could be used for

**270,691,494 years**continuouslyThe energy use of an average house could be met for

**30,461,538 years**Taking

**77,647,059**cars off the road for a yearProducing

**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-stopA 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for

**3,477,344,573 years**continuouslyA 747 could fly for

**1,427 years**non-stopA 42 inch LCD TV could be used for

**270,691,494 years**continuouslyThe energy use of an average house could be met for

**30,461,538 years**Taking

**77,647,059**cars off the road for a yearProducing

**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

**66,000,000 households**took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year

**6,600,000,000 households**took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year

**110,000,000 households**took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year

**1,131,428,571 households**took sustainable action: Composting for a year

**363,302,752 households**took sustainable action: Recycling for a year

**396,000,000 households**took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year

**39,600,000 households**took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year

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