Population Growth

By: Carrie Pettibone

What does Population Growth have to do with The Tragedy of the Commons?

Not all people believe population growth to be an example of The Tragedy of the Commons, but some scientists do. The common resource in this example is Earth and all its shared resources. Anyone who lives uses, needs air, land, water, and food, and all of those resources come from this planet. With our population being 7.125 billion, population growth can be seen as a huge problem.