“Plants are really the thermostat of the world.” #BioticPump #GaiaHypothesis
Weird thought exercise for the day: Visualizing the narrow band of temperature that allows life to thrive – basically -30F to +130F – how ridiculously improbable it is that most of our
Ignore the space opera trappings. Dune goes deep.
Early Dune illo by John Schoenherr.
If “Inner Earth” realms actually existed, Moebius would be their chronicler.
Vernadsky! …the Earth’s atmosphere itself, consisting primarily of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon, is the creation of life. – Vernadsky Yeah, before Lovelock and the Gaia Hypothesis, long before Gorshkov / Makarieva’s “Biotic
James Dyke, writing at The Technosphere, Our Agency, Our Planet blog*: As defined so far, there appears nothing to stop the technosphere liquidating most of the Earth’s biosphere to satisfy its growth.
1. Cascading ecosystem degradation from deforestation, overfishing, habitat destruction of insects and birds, etc. Pollutants in waterways including synthetic fertilizer loads and wipeout of invisible microbial and microrrhyzal ecosystems over large regions