Tragedy of the Commons

By: Maegan Wert

What is this?

An economic problem in which every individual tries to reap the greatest benefit from a given resource. As the demand for the resource overwhelms the supply, every individual who consumes an additional unit directly harms others who can no longer enjoy the benefits.

What Does This Have to do With Tragedy of the Commons?

Well as it is we are running out of natural resources and as there starts being more and more of us its only going to get worse, until its all gone. We are the main causes of most things going wrong in the world. Yes there is to many animals too so they also cause some of it but for the most part its us.