The following pdfs are from an issue of Science magazine
- Governing the Commons.pdf
This is the lead off article for the series and sets the tone for the rest of articles. It is
based on another article also published in Science many years ago entitled
"The Tragedy of the Commons". The Commons are all the resources of our planet that belong to
everyone and include such things as the atmosphere, the oceans etc.
- Climate Change.pdf
This article deals with what we currently know about the causes of global warming and what we
should be doing about it. And what hasn't been done even though we know the causes of it.
- New Visions for Sustainability.pdf
What is required for attaining sustainability of the commons for the 7th Generation and more.
- Collective Management.pdf
Models for how we can manage and distribute/allocate/share the commons.
- Understanding Conflict.pdf
A very engaging article that talks about different possibilities for resolving the inevitable
conflicts that have already arisen and are likely to arise over how to use and partition our common
- Science and Law.pdf
Another very interesting article that talks about the interactions between what is actually known
by science and scientists and how that is or isn't translated into legal action and policy.
I hope you find these resources to be informative and stimulating to your own thoughts regarding
these very complex issues. I did.