Opinion: In the face of a looming climate crisis, the late Elinor Ostrom gives me hope

By proving that humans can sustainably manage shared resources, this Nobel Prize–winning economist’s work shines light on a path that just might get us out of this mess.

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Farmers have cooperatively managed irrigation canals like this one in Valencia for more than 1,000 years. © Jason Reblando
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Valencian farmer Ernesto Marí Zazo lowers a water gate to water his fields. © Jason Reblando
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