Intro_NaturalEnvt

Intro_NaturalEnvt - In the end our society will be defined...

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“In the end our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.” John C. Sawhill President of the Nature Conservancy 1990-2000 “If we don’t change the direction we are going in, we will end up where we are heading” Kenny Ausebel Bioneers Founder 2003
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The totality of life, the biosphere , is a membrane of organisms wrapped around the earth in a layer so thin it cannot be seen edgewise from a space shuttle, yet it so internally complex that most species comprising it remain undiscovered. Number of species discovered and classified= 1.5-1.8 million Estimates of total # of species on earth range from 4 to a 100 million WE HAVE ONLY BEGUN TO EXPLORE LIFE ON EARTH
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Terrarium=Closed System Synthetic Chemicals Pulling Minerals from Earth ENTROPY Same air and water molecules
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Regulation of atmosphere and climate Purification and retention of fresh water Formation and enrichment of soil Nutrient cycling Pollination of crops
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