Environment and natural resources indicators
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|Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq))||741||731||718||750||734||..|
|GHG emissions per capita (tonnes of CO2 eq)||23.2||22.7||22.0||22.8||22.0||..|
|GHG emissions by final demand|
|Total household 1 (megatonnes of CO2 eq)||423||415||411 p||..||..||..|
|Total household per capita (tonnes of CO2 eq)||13.2||12.9||12.6 p||..||..||..|
|Direct household 2 (megatonnes of CO2 eq)||110||111||109 p||..||..||..|
|Indirect household 3 (megatonnes of CO2 eq)||313||304||302 p||..||..||..|
|Exports (megatonnes of CO 2 eq)||277||274||264 p||..||..||..|
|Annual temperature departures 4 (degrees Celsius)||0.1||1.7||2.4||0.9||0.7||0.8|
|Value of selected natural resources|
|Land (millions of current dollars)||1,227,819||1,367,002||1,532,193||1,708,196||1,824,120||1,891,438|
|Timber (millions of current dollars)||311,771||283,572||265,747||246,713||236,556||192,660|
|Subsoil resource stocks (millions of current dollars)||566,179||805,761||931,530||941,765||1,543,864||914,173|
|Average farm pesticide expenditures (current dollars)||7,602||7,792||8,268||9,147||11,361||..|
|Air quality 5|
|Ozone (population weighted, parts per billion)||36||40||38||39||..||..|
|PM2.5 (population weighted, micrograms per cubic metre)||9||10||8||8||..||..|
Total household greenhouse gas emissions are the sum of direct plus indirect household greenhouse gas emissions.
Direct household greenhouse gas emissions include all greenhouse gas emissions due to energy use in the home and for private motor vehicles.
Indirect household greenhouse gas emissions are those business-sector emissions due to the production of the goods and services purchased by households. An estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions from foreign companies due to the production of the imported goods purchased by Canadian households is included.
Annual departures from the 1951 to 1980 temperature normals.
Ground level ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are two key components of smog that have been linked to health impacts ranging from minor respiratory problems to hospitalizations and premature death. Exposure studies indicate that adverse health effects can occur even with low concentrations of these pollutants in the air. Annual data are revised, based on the latest release of the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators report.
Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 051-0001, 153-0046, 378-0005 and 002-0044 (accessed November 4, 2010). Environment Canada, 2010, National Inventory Report 1990-2008: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada, Catalogue no. En81-4/2008E-PDF. Environment Canada, 2010, Annual national temperature departures, ranked warmest to coolest, 1948-2009, http://ec.gc.ca/adsc-cmda/default.asp?lang=en&n=30FB538A-1 (accessed November 4, 2010). Environment Canada, 2010, Air Quality Data Tables, www.ec.gc.ca/indicateurs-indicators/default.asp?lang=en&n=B1385495-1#air1_en (accessed November 4, 2010). Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Material and Energy Flow Accounts.
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