Climate Change

Global Warming

How much carbon dioxide am I producing when I drive my car or truck?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, burning a gallon of gasoline creates 19.4 pounds (8.8 kilograms) of carbon dioxide. Burning a gallon of diesel fuel creates 22.2 pounds (10 kilograms) of carbon dioxide. So, for example, if you have a 15-mile, one-way commute to work, work 250 days a year, and drive a gas-powered sedan that gets 18 miles per gallon, you would produce over 8,000 pounds (3,600 kilograms) of carbon dioxide pollution annually. Multiply that by the number of people driving every year worldwide, and you can see the problem!


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