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CLEAN Opinion: The Tragedy of the Commons Becoming a Reality
The tragedy of the commons has particular relevance in analyzing the current behavior of companies, industries, politicians and countries. The progression of the tragedy can be observed in the drought in various regions, e.g., Sao Paulo, Brazil, the increase in violent storms and extreme weather, the increasing incidence of forest fires, the depletion of fisheries, the erosion of beaches, the scarcity of potable water and the increase diseases caused by environmental toxins.
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