IMPACT

Title

The Effects of Greenhouse Gas Emission in Canada

LEAD Facilitator

Christin Sanchez '22

LEAD Facilitator

Rupal Kamdar

Document Type

Poster

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #13: Climate Action

Start Date

28-4-2021 9:15 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 9:35 AM

Abstract

Greenhouse gas emissions, which is one of the main factors in climate change, is considered to be a highly severe issue, and it has affected countries all over the world, including Canada. From 1990 to 2018, greenhouse gas emissions in Canada increased by 20.9% due to transport, mining, gas production, and upstream oil. However, the intensity of GHGS, measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide, went down by 10%. In fact, a majority of electricity in Canada non-GHG emitting sources during 2018. Between 1990 and 2017, energy efficiency improved but so did energy consumption. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, it will likely affect the health of Canadian citizens and the economy of Canada. The increasing temperatures from greenhouse gas emissions will have multiple repercussions such as rising sea levels and risk of death by heatstroke. To prevent climate change caused by greenhouse gases, renewable resources should replace fossil fuels.

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Apr 28th, 9:15 AM Apr 28th, 9:35 AM

The Effects of Greenhouse Gas Emission in Canada

Greenhouse gas emissions, which is one of the main factors in climate change, is considered to be a highly severe issue, and it has affected countries all over the world, including Canada. From 1990 to 2018, greenhouse gas emissions in Canada increased by 20.9% due to transport, mining, gas production, and upstream oil. However, the intensity of GHGS, measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide, went down by 10%. In fact, a majority of electricity in Canada non-GHG emitting sources during 2018. Between 1990 and 2017, energy efficiency improved but so did energy consumption. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, it will likely affect the health of Canadian citizens and the economy of Canada. The increasing temperatures from greenhouse gas emissions will have multiple repercussions such as rising sea levels and risk of death by heatstroke. To prevent climate change caused by greenhouse gases, renewable resources should replace fossil fuels.