Tragedy of the Commons, part N

Acted out in Lapland. Too much reindeers eating up the lichen. Local warming enabling new pests that are killing the dwarf birch trees and even the undergrowth. And the reindeers eat the recovering birch. Everything is turning into a tundra.

Classical, really. We have both the local and global scale here.

I wouldn’t have trouble with people destroying their own property. That is a part of freedom. But it is tyranny to destroy what is common to everyone.

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