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

An average car could be driven for 19.43 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 4.39 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 56.82 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 125 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 14.04 days
Taking 0.0980 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0376 tons of Beef

Answer: 500 kg kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 19.43 hours non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 4.39 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 56.82 seconds non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 125 days continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 14.04 days
Taking 0.0980 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.0376 tons of Beef
0.17 tons of Coal burned for electricity
0.25 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
0.13 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 500 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

1 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
3 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
0.17 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
0.14 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
8 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
0.25 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
1 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
1 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year

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