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R.I.P. Garrett Hardin

Ecologist Who Warned About Excesses is Dead at 88: “Garrett Hardin, an ecologist and author who warned of the dangers of overpopulation and whose concept of the ‘tragedy of the commons’ brought attention to the damage that innocent actions by individuals can inflict on the environment, died at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Sept. 14. He was 88.


He and his wife, Jane, 81, committed suicide, said their son David.


Dr. Hardin, who suffered from a heart disorder, and his wife, who had Lou Gehrig’s disease, were members of End-of-Life Choices, formerly known as the Hemlock Society.”