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

An average car could be driven for 4.24 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 8,399 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 30.19 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 654 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 73.58 years
Taking 188 cars off the road for a year
Producing 71.92 tons of Beef

Answer: 956 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 4.24 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 8,399 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 30.19 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 654 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 73.58 years
Taking 188 cars off the road for a year
Producing 71.92 tons of Beef
334.43 tons of Coal burned for electricity
477.76 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
248.44 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 956.48 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

15,941 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
878 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
96 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
478 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year
2,733 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
956 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
956 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
319 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year

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