Check out our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-the-tragedy-of-the-commons-nicholas-amendolare Is it possible that overfishing, super germs, and global warming are all caused by the same thing? In 1968, a man named Garrett Hardin sat down to write an essay about overpopulation. Within it, he discovered a pattern of human behavior that explains some of history’s biggest problems. Nicholas Amendolare describes the tragedy of the commons. Lesson by Nicholas Amendolare, directed by TED-Ed. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Brandy Jones, John Ess, Jessica James, Tom Lee, Stephen Michael Alvarez, Hoang Ton, Jason Weinstein, Juliana, Alexander Walls, Kris Siverhus, Abhijit Kiran Valluri, Morgan Williams, Annamaria Szilagyi, Sama aafghani, Hannah Beth, Peter Owen, Mandeep Singh, سلطان الخليفي, Vinicius Lhullier, Marylise CHAUFFETON, Connor Wytko, Quinn Shen, Joshua Plant, Jayant Sahewal, Marvin Vizuett.