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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: 7920000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 35,125 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 69,546,891 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 28.54 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 5,413,830 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 609,231 years
Taking 1,552,941 cars off the road for a year
Producing 595,489 tons of Beef

Answer: 7,920.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 35,125 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 69,546,891 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 28.54 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 5,413,830 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 609,231 years
Taking 1,552,941 cars off the road for a year
Producing 595,489 tons of Beef
2,769,230.77 tons of Coal burned for electricity
3,956,043.96 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
2,057,142.86 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 7920000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

15,840,000 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
7,920,000 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
4,800,000 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
158,400,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
3,960,000 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
22,628,571 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
4,950,000 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
132,000,000 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year

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