CO2 Emissions in Perspective
Note: Higher bar does not equal moral high ground.
And another chart for those worried about the dramatic increase in Chinese emissions...
Those who argue that it would destroy Canada's economy to reduce our emissions should consider that we emit over 3x per capita what Switzerland does - with Switzerland being one of the world's wealthiest countries. Not to say that we should be able to match the Swiss economy, which has less emphasis on energy intensive resource extraction than ours, but it does show the potential for achieving prosperity with much lower GHG emissions. In case you're wondering, Swiss power generation is a mix of hydro and nuclear.
1Chart sourced from this Wikipedia chart listing all the countries with their C02 emissions over time.