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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: 6600000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 29,271 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 57,955,743 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 23.78 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 4,511,525 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 507,692 years
Taking 1,294,118 cars off the road for a year
Producing 496,241 tons of Beef

Answer: 6,600.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 29,271 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 57,955,743 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 23.78 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 4,511,525 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 507,692 years
Taking 1,294,118 cars off the road for a year
Producing 496,241 tons of Beef
2,307,692.31 tons of Coal burned for electricity
3,296,703.30 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
1,714,285.71 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 6600000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

110,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
4,125,000 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
22,000,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
13,200,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
16,500,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
1,100,000 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
18,333,333 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year

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