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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: 6000 kg of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 9.71 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 52.69 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 11.36 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 4.10 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 168 days
Taking 1.18 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.4511 tons of Beef

Answer: 6.00 tons kg of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 9.71 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 52.69 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 11.36 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 4.10 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 168 days
Taking 1.18 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.4511 tons of Beef
2.10 tons of Coal burned for electricity
3.00 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
1.56 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 6000 kg of CO2 could be saved if...

4 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
12 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
4 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
30 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
120 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
17 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
4 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
100 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year

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