Okay, this is becoming an unhealthy obsession. I promise to stop soon. But before I do…

Ever wondered how Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions stack up to other countries? To the US?

If so, then feast your eyes on these, my friend. (See here and here for better versions.) The maps below show Canadian provinces labelled with countries or states that have equivalent greenhouse gas emissions from energy use.

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canada-states ghgs_300

Full versions—available in bigger sizes—are here and here.

Detailed population comparisons are below the jump.

  • 2003 population, in millions
    AB 3.20 Argentina + Chile 54.4
    BC 4.20 Denmark 5.4
    MB 1.17 Panama 3.0
    NB 0.75 Croatia 4.5
    NS 0.94 Tunisia 9.9
    NL 0.52 Guatemala 11.5
    NT + NU 0.04 Barbados 0.3
    ON 12.41 Sweden + Finland + Norway 18.7
    PE 0.14 Namibia 1.8
    QC 7.55 Israel 6.1
    SK 0.99 Columbia 41.7
    YT 0.03 Saint Lucia 0.2
    Canada 31.9 Countries 157.4
    2003 population, in millions
    AB 3.20 New York 19.2
    BC 4.20 Oregon + Idaho 4.9
    MB 1.17 South Dakota 0.8
    NB 0.75 Maine 1.3
    NS 0.94 New Hampshire 1.3
    NL 0.52 Rhode Island 1.1
    NT + NU + YT 0.07 Washington, DC 0.6
    ON 12.41 Minnesota + Iowa 8.0
    PE 0.14 Guam 0.2
    QC 7.55 Alaska + Hawaii 1.9
    SK 0.99 North Dakota 0.6
    Canada 31.9 US places 39.9