Climate-damages are tortious & litigation is already happening and on a growing basis. The analysis here is intended to inform that effort.
The extent of carbon CREDIT or DEBIT internationally accumulated since 1750 is recorded in the country charts and tables at the links here: -


As argued in 'Blueprint', from 1750 to 2013 & forward, by country & at each point in time (by year), carbon-shares are well-tempered to the global per capita average amount of emissions in that year. Defining as a reference, the international per capita average of carbon consumption globally, this quantifies the history and the future of people and carbon consumption per unit time over: -

  • the 'PAST', a period of emissions and what happened randomly 1750-2013 &
  • the 'FUTURE', a period of emissions and what needs to happen 2014-2050 for UNFCCC-compliance.

    where: -

  • if actual emissions were above that average, the country as a whole was debiting the global account.
  • If actual emissions were below that average, the country as a whole was crediting this global account.

    The emissions data comes from CDIAC and the population data comes principally from the World Bank.