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What is the tragedy of the commons? - Nicholas Amendolare

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Is it possible that overfishing, super germs, and global warming are all caused by the same thing? In 1968, a man named Garrett Hardin sat down to write an essay about overpopulation. Within it, he discovered a pattern of human behavior that explains some of history’s biggest problems. Nicholas Amendolare describes the tragedy of the commons.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Nicholas Amendolare
  • Director Lisa LaBracio
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Composer Nicolas Martigne
  • Animator Lisa LaBracio
  • Background Artist Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Clean Up Animator Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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