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The Challenge of Acting for the Commons


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commons / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_good

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Katharine Heyhoe: At its core, climate change is a Tragedy of the Commons. First coined by Garrett Hardin in 1968, based on an 1833 publication by William Forster Lloyd, this concept dates back to the time when villages shared a common grazing area. Each individual villager would benefit from grazing as many animals as they could on the commons. If everyone did that, though, the land would become dry and barren and no one would be able to graze. As individuals, villagers lacked the incentive to limit their own behavior for the common good. Only by acting together was it possible to preserve this shared resource.

In the same way, our planet is now our global commons. Whenever we dig coal, oil, or natural gas out of the ground and burn it, we release that carbon into the atmosphere—carbon that would not naturally reach the atmosphere for millions of years.


Climate, Politics and Religion – my opinion / Professor K. Hayhoe / Texas Tech / 2015


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Climate Change Summit Paris

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions


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“Regarding the question as to climate change, I think the President was fairly straightforward —

We’re not spending money on that anymore; we consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that.”


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US Trump Doctrine: We Do Not Intend to Protect the Common Good


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