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

An average car could be driven for 12.98 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 70.43 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 15.19 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 5.48 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 225 days
Taking 1.57 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.6030 tons of Beef

Answer: 8 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 12.98 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 70.43 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 15.19 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 5.48 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 225 days
Taking 1.57 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.6030 tons of Beef
2.80 tons of Coal burned for electricity
4.01 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
2.08 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 8.02 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

5 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
5 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
160 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
16 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
16 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
8 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
5 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
2 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year

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