1.In 1968 a biologist, Garret Hardin, published an article in Science magazine entitled The Tragedy of the Commons. The article is available at www.econlib.org/library and on other sites.
Please read Hardins article and write a brief summary. What is the commons? What is the tragedy? What, if any, solutions does Hardin propose? How does his argument relate to environmental policies?
2.Find two (2) recent (past 6 weeks or so) news stories about environmental health issues and write a short summary of the news report. The report may be a one time news story or a new development related to an on-going issue in the news.
Please make sure to cite your sources.
I prefer a hard copy but I will accept responses sent by email. I also prefer typed, but will accept handwritten papers. Please double space typed responses. Theres no rule on length, but 2 or 3 pages (altogether) should be sufficient for this assignment.
You may share research, but make sure the analysis and writing is your own.