What children can teach us about looking after the environment

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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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