In this laboratory activity, students learn that the atmosphere of planet Earth can be considered as a “commons” and that it is affected by human activities such as global warming.
The activity also asks students to consider possible economic drivers as potential solutions for the global warming “tragedy”.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Introducing the economic concept of ‘tragedy of the commons’ using global warming|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Tragedy of the Commons|
|Climate Topic||Climate Change and Economics|
|Type of Tool||Laboratory Activity|
|Developed by||Laura Triplett, Gustavus Adolphus College|
|Hosted at||InTeGrate at Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College|