Garrett Hardin

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1915 – 2003

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Who was Garrett Hardin?

Garrett James Hardin was an American ecologist who warned of the dangers of overpopulation. His exposition of the tragedy of the commons, in a 1968 paper, called attention to "the damage that innocent actions by individuals can inflict on the environment". He is also known for Hardin's First Law of Human Ecology: "You cannot do only one thing", which "modestly implies that there is at least one unwanted consequence."

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Born
Apr 21, 1915
Dallas
Also known as
  • Garrett James Hardin
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
  • Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Science
Died
Sep 14, 2003
Santa Barbara

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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