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Ecosphere

ecosphere

The term Ecosphere refers to all the processes that make up the Earth system, namely the biosphere (the living world), the atmosphere (the gaseous envelope responsible for climate), the hydrosphere (water in all its forms) and lithosphere (Earth’s crust). The Ecosphere is, therefore, what keeps our planet habitable, it includes Earth’s prodigious biodiversity and the tremendous variety of its landscapes, unmatched in our solar system. It is environment in a planetary sense. The Ecosphere also includes our location, just right, not too close or too far from a star, that enables life as we know it to subsist.