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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: 475200000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 2,107,482 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 4,172,813,488 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 1,712 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 324,829,792 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 36,553,846 years
Taking 93,176,471 cars off the road for a year
Producing 35,729,323 tons of Beef

Answer: 475,200 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 2,107,482 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 4,172,813,488 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 1,712 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 324,829,792 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 36,553,846 years
Taking 93,176,471 cars off the road for a year
Producing 35,729,323 tons of Beef
166,153,846.15 tons of Coal burned for electricity
237,362,637.36 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
123,428,571.43 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 475200000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

1,188,000,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
320,000,000 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
435,963,303 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
2,376,000,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
158,400,000 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
47,520,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
79,200,000 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year

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