Human Welfare Ecology: Ideological Perspective on Environmentalism the World Should Adopt to Best Mitigate the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ of Climate Change

Finding the solution to best mitigate the ‘tragedy of the commons’ of climate change is crucial for the sake of the environment and people.

In this essay, I have outlined and compared major ideological perspectives on environmentalism and found that Human Welfare Ecology would best mitigate the ‘tragedy of the commons’ of climate change.

Human welfare ecology:

1) espouses strong sustainability that is considerate of maintaining natural resources for both present and future generations;

2) discourages self-interested actions in favour of considering the collective welfare, and;

3) includes social justice alongside environmental sustainability, which can materialize an inclusive, equitable, progressive politics that is needed to address the issue of climate change.