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

An average car could be driven for 8.42 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 45.66 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 9.85 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 3.55 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 146 days
Taking 1.02 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.3910 tons of Beef

Answer: 5 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 8.42 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 45.66 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 9.85 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 3.55 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 146 days
Taking 1.02 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.3910 tons of Beef
1.82 tons of Coal burned for electricity
2.60 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
1.35 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 5.2 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

3 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
17 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
0.87 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
10 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
10 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
1 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
3 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year

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