Canada was ranked the greatest CO2 generator in the G7, leaving Justin Trudeau red-faced.
JUSTIN TRUDEAU and Canada have been named the greatest emitters of CO2 per capita in the G7, according to a dire assessment warning of catastrophic climate change.
In a report released by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), experts warned of an increase in intense heatwaves, droughts, and flooding, as well as the breaking of a crucial temperature limit in just over a decade.
Qatar is the most polluting country, according to Statista, which collated statistics on the top polluting countries per capita in terms of CO2 in 2017.
However, with 16.85 tonnes of CO2 emissions per capita, Canada is the most polluting of the G7 nations, who vowed to combat climate change at a summit this year.
The United States is close behind with 15.74 tonnes, followed by Germany with 9.7 tonnes.
With nearly 5 tonnes of CO2 emissions per capita, the UK ranks second in the G7.
Saudi Arabia has the most emissions per capita of the G20 countries, with 19.39 tonnes.
The Canadian Prime Minister has already stated his commitment to combating climate change, with a goal of reducing emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.
According to a report by the C.D. Howe Institute, by 2030, 70% to 75% of passenger vehicle sales in Canada will have to be zero-emission vehicles.
“This paper does not make any inference towards the new target as no material such as emissions modeling or reports have been published by the federal government as yet,” according to the study “Driving Ambitions: The Implications of Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector by 2030” by four researchers.
“The federal government might help the Canadian public and industry comprehend its sector-level estimates by providing the more comprehensive projections (i.e., per sub-sector and province) that we think underpin them.”
It comes as flames have destroyed another another town in western Canada.
Officials said the community of Monte Lake was likely severely damaged, but the situation is still too risky to conduct a comprehensive evaluation.
The town, which is a popular summer vacation spot, has a seasonal population of roughly 3,000 people.
“I understand from the BC wildfire that this fire moved 18km in a matter of eight hours,” Ken Gillis, chairman of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, told the Canadian Press on Friday.
“I spoke with a lot of firefighters who claimed the flames this year are behaving in a certain way.”Brinkwire Summary News”.