A social dilemma regarding an individual’s responsibility to others; the tragedy of the commons derives from situations in which one player takes more than his/her share of a resource—the 'commons'—which means that all participants will suffer
For the tragedy of the commons archetype, for example, this involves diagnosing the commons, identifying the incentives that need to be managed and relevant timeframes, and analysing issues that may interfere in successful action.
Along with the demise of the formal commercial fanning sector--the very root of the bass fishing resource--and the intrinsic right to own land, file basic respect for property has been eroded, effectively giving way to a Tragedy of the Commons. While a small and dedicated handful of people work tirelessly to restore, or even maintain that which we all still enjoy, in the case of bass, careless individuals--more often than not, youngsters--run amok with spear guns undermining those efforts.
In July of this year, two scholars from the London School of Economics published a study arguing that the benefits of preventing climate change were larger than the drawbacks -- not just on a global scale but also for individual countries, pushing against the common view of climate change as a "tragedy of the commons".