There is a lot of conversation around various sources of pollution but many of them have no context so you really can’t get a mental grip on how serious the problem really is. Below is a chart we built with data collected by the University of Calgary. We hope it will help you put things in perspective.
This data is specific to Canada in 2015 and while the numbers are shown in the outermost ring and in the table below, we believe that most cold climate first world countries will have very similar ratios in other countries. The one notable exception may be the MINING & UPSTREAM OIL & GAS segment shown at the very top of the outer ring. That segment is likely smaller in other countries like the UK, Argentina and the United States.
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|Energy||Stationary Combustion||Mining & Upstream Oil & Gas Production||105253|
|Public Electricity & Heat||83703|
|Commercial & Industrial||30515|
|Off-Road Transportation & Pipeline||39078|
|Air, Rail & Marine||19069|