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

An average car could be driven for 4.36 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 8,625 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 31.00 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 671 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 75.56 years
Taking 193 cars off the road for a year
Producing 73.85 tons of Beef

Answer: 982 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 4.36 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 8,625 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 31.00 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 671 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 75.56 years
Taking 193 cars off the road for a year
Producing 73.85 tons of Beef
343.43 tons of Coal burned for electricity
490.62 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
255.12 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 982.22 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

655 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
595 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year
19,644 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
1,964 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
2,806 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
614 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
982 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
2,456 households took sustainable action: Wash clothes with only cold water for a year

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