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: 9000 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 39.91 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 79,031 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 11.84 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 6,152 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 692 years
Taking 1,765 cars off the road for a year
Producing 677 tons of Beef

Answer: 9.00 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 39.91 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 79,031 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 11.84 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 6,152 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 692 years
Taking 1,765 cars off the road for a year
Producing 677 tons of Beef
3,146.85 tons of Coal burned for electricity
4,495.50 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
2,337.66 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 9000 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

8,257 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
45,000 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
6,000 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
30,000 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
6,000 households took sustainable action: Solar Water Heater for a year
5,455 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
9,000 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
1,500 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year

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