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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: 46200000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 204,894 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 405,690,200 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 166 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 31,580,674 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3,553,846 years
Taking 9,058,824 cars off the road for a year
Producing 3,473,684 tons of Beef

Answer: 46,200.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 204,894 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 405,690,200 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 166 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 31,580,674 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3,553,846 years
Taking 9,058,824 cars off the road for a year
Producing 3,473,684 tons of Beef
16,153,846.15 tons of Coal burned for electricity
23,076,923.08 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
12,000,000.00 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 46200000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

30,800,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
31,111,111 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
92,400,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
46,200,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
7,700,000 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
30,800,000 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
23,100,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
30,800,000 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year

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