Here’s how much US emissions have cost every country on earth
As the largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases, the US bares outsized responsibility for the world’s climate changing for the worse. Researchers have now put a value to some of those damages: $1.9 trillion.
In the first study of its kind, academics at Dartmouth University quantified the link between emitters, like the US, and the economic damage their emissions have caused to individual countries around the globe. They did this by looking at the losses and gains in gross domestic product in 143 countries for which data were available.