Tragedy of the commons examples

what are examples of “commons” other than the open ocean and the atmosphere?

hey :wave: @bella_isaacson !!

A popular commons besides those are “fields for mining” {unless a company buys the land}, “deposits of natural fossil fuels” {again, unless somebody buys the land} The two above are the best examples which is why they are so commonly cited !!

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would things like national parks be an example of the commons? or would it not because it is technically owned?

hey :wave: @bella_isaacson !!

in APES, we don’t love to cite NPS as an example of a commons because they cannot be depleted in tragedy of the commons. in the USA, we don’t harvest natural resources from National Parks without very special permits which are very hard to get. NPS is a way to have a solution to tragedy of the commons though :smirk:

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