Friday 4 November 2011

Closed Ecological Systems

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taub@u.washington.eduUsing a Closed Ecological System to Study Earth's Biosphere

The parallels between the challenges facing bioregenerative life support in artificial closed ecological systems and those in our global biosphere are striking. At the scale of the current global technosphere and expanding human population, it is increasingly obvious that the biosphere can no longer safely buffer and absorb technogenic and anthropogenic pollutants. The loss of biodiversity, reliance on non-renewable natural resources, and conversion of once wild ecosystems for human use with attendant desertification/soil erosion, has led to a shift of consciousness and the widespread call for sustainability of human activities

closed system bioregenerative life support offers opportunities for public education and consciousness changing of how to live with our global biosphere.

ScienceDirect - Advances in Space Research : Earth applications of closed ecological systems: Relevance to the development of sustainability in our global biosphere

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