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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: 792000000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 3,512,469 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 6,954,689,146 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2,854 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 541,382,987 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 60,923,077 years
Taking 155,294,118 cars off the road for a year
Producing 59,548,872 tons of Beef

Answer: 792,000 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 3,512,469 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 6,954,689,146 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2,854 years non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 541,382,987 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 60,923,077 years
Taking 155,294,118 cars off the road for a year
Producing 59,548,872 tons of Beef
276,923,076.92 tons of Coal burned for electricity
395,604,395.60 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
205,714,285.71 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 792000000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

726,605,505 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
1,584,000,000 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
79,200,000 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
528,000,000 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
2,262,857,143 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
528,000,000 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
1,980,000,000 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
2,262,857,143 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year

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