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Figure 6 Greenhouse gas emissions per person, Canada, 1990 to 2005

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The line graph portrays an upward trend in GHG emissions produced per person in Canada, expressed in megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, for the period 1990 to 2005. It shows that GHG emissions per capita rose nearly 10% from 1990 from 21.5 tonnes to reach 23.1 tonnes per person in 2005, making Canada one of the highest per capita emitters of GHG in the world.

Data for this graph were taken from Environment Canada’s National Inventory Report: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada, 1990-2005.