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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: 50 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 1.94 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 160 days continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.68 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 12.48 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 33.69 hours
Taking 0.0098 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0038 tons of Beef

Answer: 50 kg kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 1.94 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 160 days continuously
A 747 could fly for 5.68 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 12.48 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 33.69 hours
Taking 0.0098 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0038 tons of Beef
0.02 tons of Coal burned for electricity
0.02 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.01 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 50 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

0.14 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
0.03 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
0.83 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
0.13 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
0.25 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
0.03 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
0.01 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
0.14 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year

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