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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: 47520000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 210,748 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 417,281,349 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 171 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 32,482,979 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3,655,385 years
Taking 9,317,647 cars off the road for a year
Producing 3,572,932 tons of Beef

Answer: 47,520.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 210,748 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 417,281,349 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 171 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 32,482,979 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 3,655,385 years
Taking 9,317,647 cars off the road for a year
Producing 3,572,932 tons of Beef
16,615,384.62 tons of Coal burned for electricity
23,736,263.74 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
12,342,857.14 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 47520000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

15,840,000 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
7,920,000 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
13,200,000 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
158,400,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
792,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
950,400,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
135,771,429 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
95,040,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year

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