Answers to the Tragedy of the Commons.
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The Tragedy of the Commons is an environmental dilemma made famous by Garrett Hardin in 1968. Since Hardin brought attention to the subject, much discourse has centered around the tragedy and many solutions to the dilemma have been offered. I examine the tragedy and its many "solutions," and I conclude that none of the theories would actually solve the dilemma. I instead offer an appeal to a change in ethics and how society values the environment. I conclude that the way humans currently treat the environment stems from an outdated knowledge of how ecosystems work, and thus our attitude towards the environment must change as our knowledge of it does.
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