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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: 66000000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 292,706 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 579,557,429 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 238 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 45,115,249 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 5,076,923 years
Taking 12,941,176 cars off the road for a year
Producing 4,962,406 tons of Beef

Answer: 66,000.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 292,706 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 579,557,429 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 238 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 45,115,249 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 5,076,923 years
Taking 12,941,176 cars off the road for a year
Producing 4,962,406 tons of Beef
23,076,923.08 tons of Coal burned for electricity
32,967,032.97 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
17,142,857.14 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 66000000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

188,571,429 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
220,000,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
33,000,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
1,100,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
44,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
41,250,000 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
18,333,333 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year

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