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What children can teach us about looking after the environment

United States President Donald Trump sparked outrage last year when he announced that the US would pull out of the Paris climate agreement.

  • Rebecca Koomen
  • The Conversation

The decision frustrated world leaders because it undermined the process of global cooperation, setting a bad precedent for future agreements to unify countries in the effort to avoid climate disaster.

Faus 1aThis is an example of a very common social dilemma, called a common-pool resource (CPR) dilemma.

When a natural resource is open access, such as fish in a lake, everyone has to limit the amount they…

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