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tragedy of the commons

the self interest of individuals results in the destruction of a common or shared resource
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tragedy of the commons
the self interest of individuals results in the destruction of a common or shared resource
geology
the study of the solid earth, which includes the materials it is composed of and the various process that shape the planet
physical geology
study of the solid earth and the processes that shape and modify the planet
historical geology
interprets Earth's past by unraveling the information held in the rocks (i.e. evolution of life forms, rise and fall of mountain ranges, changes in sea level and climate)
hypothesis
refers to a scientific explanation of data that can be tested in such a way that shows it to be false or incorrect (falsifiable)
theory
describes the relationship between several different and well-accepted hypotheses, providing a more comprehensive or unified explanation of how the world operates; a widely accepted and logical explanation of natural phenomena that has survived rigorous testing
law
when the relationship between different data occurs so regularly and with so little deviation
law of superposition
in a sequence of layered rocks derived form weathering and erosion, the later at the top is the youngest and the one on the bottom is the oldest
geologic hazard
any geologic condition, natural or artificial, that creates a potential risk to human life or property
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