The Value of Biosphere Earth, pt. 3: Ecosystem Services

This map shows Earth’s biodiversity concentrations on land. List of Eco Services overlaid by me. (Source)
  • Oxygen production
  • Freshwater filtration
  • Micro-climate establishment
  • Generation of fertility
  • Body formation intelligence
  • Decomposition
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Detoxification
  • Biological richness and abundance
  • Biological diversification
  • Air purification
  • Water purification
  • Cellular intelligence
  • Adaptative intelligence
  • Moisture retention
  • Moisture recycling
  • Moisture circulation
  • Immunity
  • Pollination
  • Food production
  • Flavors
  • Food quality
  • Food diversity
  • UV protection
  • Atmospheric composition
  • Air quality
  • Humidity
  • Air Pressure
  • Atmospheric circulation
  • Water quality
  • Sentience
  • Brain formation
  • Beautification
  • Pest control
  • Pathogen control
  • Seed dispersal
  • Cloud creation
  • Precipitation stimulation
  • Climate tempering
  • Micro nutrient exchanges
  • Micro fluid movements
  • Photosynthesis
  • Carbon absorption
  • Nutrition creation
  • Storm water buffering
  • Communication
  • Microbiome generation
  • Community generation
  • Ecosystem generation
  • Self-maintenance
  • Rapid regrowth
  • Creation of relationships
  • Genetic diversity
  • Genetic intelligence
  • Body formation intelligence
  • Biome diversity
  • Human diversity
  • Soil generation
  • Biomass generation
  • Generation of microbes
  • Generation of micro-insects
  • Generation of plants
  • Generation of animals
  • Carbon storage
  • Instinct
  • Nurturing
  • Fertility and reproduction
  • Primary value creation
  • Global integration…

Again, this is a partial list.

Note that Technology cannot replace the diversity, magnitude, and global integration of these services. So, frankly speaking, we can’t win the future without a rich and abundant Biosphere Earth. What is Biosphere Earth? It’s the composition of life and living ecosystems on this planet that creates all of the primary forms of security and existence for life today; Earth’s ecosystem services. Biosphere Earth is our life-support system (see list above).

We need a new paradigm.

Our new way of life should be 100% based in life-support system reality; the reality that human life depends on Ecosystem Services, which are generated by the integrity and productivity of other life and other life’s habitats, the things Earth’s biosphere creates.

What can you do this week?

Engage in awareness of all the infrastructures, products, contexts, and services other life forms build and provide, we depend on. The cradle of humanity is Biosphere Earth and its ecosystem services. Our most powerful and effective climate solution is Biosphere Earth.

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Chris Searles/BioIntegrity

Chris Searles/BioIntegrity

Chris Searles is founder/director of BioIntegrity (biointegrity.net) and cofounder/exec. editor of AllCreation.org (allcreation.org).