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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: 52800000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 234,165 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 463,645,943 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 190 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 36,092,199 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 4,061,538 years
Taking 10,352,941 cars off the road for a year
Producing 3,969,925 tons of Beef

Answer: 52,800.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 234,165 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 463,645,943 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 190 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 36,092,199 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 4,061,538 years
Taking 10,352,941 cars off the road for a year
Producing 3,969,925 tons of Beef
18,461,538.46 tons of Coal burned for electricity
26,373,626.37 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
13,714,285.71 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 52800000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

52,800,000 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
14,666,667 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
105,600,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
33,000,000 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
48,440,367 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
35,200,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
26,400,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year

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