I find it absurd when people accuse #SciHub of "stealing" from journal publishers. It is the publishers who are stealing, from the scholars who write, peer review and edit the journals without pay, from universities and their libraries who have to pay to so their researchers can publish papers *and* to get access to them, and from the public who fund all this, through public funding, tuition fees and so on.

Garrett Hardin's infamous paper 'The Tragedy of the Commons' (1968) makes an argument in favor of coercion (taxes, pricing, regulation) and not in favor of privatization.

Clinging to all the positive news I can find. This is from 2016. Are there more recent findings?
«… cephalopod populations have increased over the last six decades … cephalopod populations have increased globally, indicating that these ecologically and commercially important invertebrates may have benefited from a changing ocean environment.»

“Inequality in the distribution of wealth and power is a key driver of pollution and resource depletion. The wider the inequality, the greater the ability of the rich and powerful to inflict environmental costs on others, especially on low-income communities and racial and ethnic minorities, resulting in more environmental harm as well as systemic environmental injustice.”


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