Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. It is not only a Canadian problem but a global one too. Tackling this matter requires action from everyone.
Canada's CO₂ Emissions
The transportation sector is a significant emitter of greenhouse gases with 95% of those emissions coming from petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.
Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Economic Sector
Air pollution from toxic chemicals emitted through vehicle exhaust like carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur oxides cause diseases such as lung cancer and stroke. The World Health Organisation estimates that globally over four million people die every year from air pollution.
Deaths Attributable to Air Pollution by Disease
The effects of global climate change like shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, and more intense heat waves are showing. If nothing more is done to help the environment these effects will soon get much worse.
Global Temperature Anomaly