Lessons for the Future

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Image courtesy of Ed Glenn

Although Biosphere II failed as a possible way to colonize other planets, the project still has much to teach us. Obviously, the problems that arose throughout this mission will help us in our further attempts to create self-sustaining ecosystems. Additionally, much has been learned--and will continue to be learned--about ecology in general. Most importantly, however, Biosphere II serves as a chilling reminder that humankind is currently incapable of surviving apart from the well-balanced ecosystems that already exist on Earth. First and foremost, we must strive to preserve Biosphere I, because we have nowhere else to go.
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Image courtesy of Britannica Online Encyclopedia


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