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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...

3,274 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
1,964 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work 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: Composting for a year
98 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
19,644 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
273 households took sustainable action: Hybrid Vehicle for a year
901 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year

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