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Cooperating to avoid catastrophe

Knowledge that humans could trigger a regime shift in a vital natural system may help in identifying a goal for collective action, but it is unlikely to spur the degree of cooperation needed to avert a catastrophe. Substantial behaviour change can be achieved by manipulating the institutions that govern human action on the commons.

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Dannenberg, A., Barrett, S. Cooperating to avoid catastrophe. Nat Hum Behav 2, 435–437 (2018).

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