Carbon Only Emissions

This graph displays carbon only emissions in megatonnes through to the year 2100 with various levels of immigration. The other variable is a factor representing the effectiveness of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) to curb oil sands emissions announced by the government. If the effectiveness is 100% of the government targets the differences can be compared to effectiveness rates of 50% and zero.

Term Explanations

Fertility: Total number of children per woman. 2.1 is replacement level.

Immigration: Annual net immigration as a percentage of the population. Currently in Canada, immigration is running at the 0.8% to 1.0% level.

Efficiency of CCS Program: Rates of 100%, 50% and 0% of claimed potential reductions.

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