Enviroment economic of Canada (part 3)

Biggest Contributors to Global Warming

The United States of America is leading the charge for being the biggest contributor to Global Warming, “The world’s countries contribute different amounts of heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. The table below shows data compiled by the Oak Ridge National Research Laboratory, which estimates carbon emissions from all sources of fossil fuel burning for a maximum period from 1751 to 2004 (or as long as a record is available). Here we list the 20 countries with the highest carbon emissions (data are for 2004).

THE TOP 20 CARBON DIOXIDE EMITTERS

Country Total emissions
(1000 tons of C)
Per capita
emissions

(tons/capita)
Per capita emissions
(rank)
1. United States 1,650,020 5.61 (9)
2. China (mainland) 1,366,554 1.05 (92)
3. Russian Federation 415,951 2.89 (28)
4. India 366,301 0.34 (129)
5. Japan 343,117 2.69 (33)
6. Germany 220596 2.67 (36)
7. Canada 174,401 5.46 (10)
8. United Kingdom 160,179 2.67 (37)
9. Republic of Korea 127,007 2.64 (39)
10. Italy (including San Marino) 122,726 2.12 (50)
11. Mexico 119,473 1.14 (84)
12. South Africa 119,203 2.68 (34)
13. Iran 118,259 1.76 (63)
14. Indonesia 103,170 0.47 (121)
15. France (including Monaco) 101,927 1.64 (66)
16. Brazil 90,499 0.50 (118)
17. Spain 90,145 2.08 (52)
18. Ukraine 90,020 1.90 (56)
19. Australia 89,125 4.41 (13)
20. Saudi Arabia 84,116 3.71 (18)

(Each Country’s Share of CO2 Emission, 24 March 2009)

The Case of Canada

Canada can take some relief from the fact that the country is ranked 7th in all the highest carbon dioxide emitting countries. It is high time to impose carbon tax in the country in order to safeguard the interest of the people. The people may not understand the importance of carbon tax now but time will come when they will have no other option but to inhale unsuitable air. It is much better to impose a carbon tax now to avoid such a situation in the future. Canada is a very fast growing country and in sense of pollution, the country is getting polluted very rapidly and the same can be stopped by imposing carbon tax. Hence it is very fair to say that imposing carbon tax in Canada is a must at this juncture.

You can also check out Part 1 and Part 2

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