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

An average car could be driven for 13.03 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 70.69 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 15.25 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 5.50 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 226 days
Taking 1.58 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.6053 tons of Beef

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

An average car could be driven for 13.03 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 70.69 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 15.25 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 5.50 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 226 days
Taking 1.58 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.6053 tons of Beef
2.81 tons of Coal burned for electricity
4.02 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
2.09 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 8.05 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

40 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
16 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
5 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
20 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year
5 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
5 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
4 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
22 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year

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