What if ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’ Was a Big Fat Lie?
A meditation with woodpeckers
Half a century ago, I read a nasty little news story that I’ve never been able to shake.
To set the scene: In 1970, the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker was listed as a federally endangered species in the United States. According to the Nature Conservancy, its population has collapsed from 1.5 million to…