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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...

44,000,000 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
165,000,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
44,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
44,000,000 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
66,000,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
6,600,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
33,000,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
188,571,429 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year

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