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: 5000000000 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 22,175 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 43,905,866 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 18.02 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 3,417,822 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 384,615 years
Taking 980,392 cars off the road for a year
Producing 375,940 tons of Beef

Answer: 5,000,000 tons kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 22,175 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 43,905,866 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 18.02 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 3,417,822 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 384,615 years
Taking 980,392 cars off the road for a year
Producing 375,940 tons of Beef
1,748,251.75 tons of Coal burned for electricity
2,497,502.50 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
1,298,701.30 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 5000000000 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

4,587,156 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
83,333,333 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
3,030,303 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
13,888,889 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
833,333 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
14,285,714 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
3,333,333 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
25,000,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year

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