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What should my carbon footprint be?

Globally, the average carbon footprint is closer to 4 tons. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop to under 2 tons by 2050. Lowering individual carbon footprints from 16 tons to 2 tons doesn’t happen overnight!

What should my carbon footprint be?

Globally, the average carbon footprint is closer to 4 tons. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop to under 2 tons by 2050. Lowering individual carbon footprints from 16 tons to 2 tons doesn’t happen overnight!

What is your calculated carbon footprint?

In technical terms, your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas you produce in units of carbon dioxide. This footprint is determined by your daily lifestyle and activities, such as travel (car, plane, train, etc), electrical use, consumption of products and services, foods you eat, etc.

How do you calculate CO2?

Carbon dioxide emissions per barrel of crude oil are determined by multiplying heat content times the carbon coefficient times the fraction oxidized times the ratio of the molecular weight of carbon dioxide to that of carbon (44/12).

How much CO2 is on a plane?

A reasonable estimate for aviation CO2 emissions is therefore 250 kg i.e. 1/4 tonne CO2 equivalent per hour flying, i.e. the same figure as obtained by basis 1 above.

What is a good carbon footprint per person?

The UK government quotes a carbon footprint figure of about 6 tonnes per person per year.

What is a bad carbon footprint?

Our carbon footprint has a negative impact on the environment in multiple ways: It is the main cause of human-induced climate change, it contributes to urban air pollution, it leads to toxic acid rain, it adds to coastal and ocean acidification, and it worsens the melting of glaciers and polar ice.

What is the average carbon footprint of the family?

A typical U.S. household has a carbon footprint of 48 metric tons CO2e/yr.

What is primary footprint?

Your primary footprint is the greenhouse gases that are released into the air from you directly. For example: When you drive a car, the greenhouse gases would be considered Primary because you are the one burning the fossil fuels.

How much CO2 is in a litre of diesel?

2.68kg
A litre of diesel, which weighs around 840g, produces even more – 2.68kg of carbon dioxide. This CO2 is created in the combustion process in your engine and it’s a potent greenhouse gas. The amount of CO2 you create while driving is related to your fuel economy.

What is a kg of CO2?

This means that a quantity of CO2 can be expressed in terms of the amount of carbon it contains by multiplying the amount of CO2 by 0.27 (12/44). E.g. 1kg of CO2 can be expressed as 0.27kg of carbon, as this is the amount of carbon in the CO2.

How much CO2 do planes emit per year?

In 2018, it’s estimated that global aviation – which includes both passenger and freight – emitted 1.04 billion tonnes of CO2. This represented 2.5% of total CO2 emissions in 2018. Aviation emissions have doubled since the mid-1980s.

How much CO2 does a passenger plane need?

According to figures from German nonprofit Atmosfair, flying from London to New York and back generates about 986kg of CO2 per passenger. There are 56 countries where the average person emits less carbon dioxide in a whole year – from Burundi in Africa to Paraguay in South America.