I’m working on a environmental science discussion question and need an explanation to help me learn.
Please read the article, Hardin, G. (1968). The tragedy of the commons (Links to an external site.). Science, 162(3859), 1243-1248.
In your post, please include the following:
- Relate the concept of the Tragedy of the Commons to what is happening on the planet today and the environmental indicators used to measure anthropogenic impacts.
- Provide at least one specific example of a common resource use that is plagued with the “tragedy” problem.
- Explain which of the options: call to conscience, coercion, privatization, OR communal resource management (see Background) would work best to address that problem and provide support for your claim.