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: 4400000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 19,514 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 38,637,162 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 15.85 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 3,007,683 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 338,462 years
Taking 862,745 cars off the road for a year
Producing 330,827 tons of Beef

Answer: 4,400.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 19,514 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 38,637,162 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 15.85 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 3,007,683 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 338,462 years
Taking 862,745 cars off the road for a year
Producing 330,827 tons of Beef
1,538,461.54 tons of Coal burned for electricity
2,197,802.20 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
1,142,857.14 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 4400000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

14,666,667 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
2,933,333 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
4,400,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
4,036,697 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
73,333,333 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
2,666,667 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
440,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
2,200,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year

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