Gaia-hypotese

James Lovelocks Gaia-hypotese er, at Jordens levende organismer regulerer biosfæredelen, så den bliver ved med at være beboelig for organismerne selv.[1][2][3][4][5]

James Lovelock er ophavsmand til Gaia-hypotesen. En statue af gudinden Gaia i baggrunden.

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  1. ^ October 15, 2006, Science Daily: Marine Life Stirs Ocean Enough To Affect Climate, Study Says Arkiveret 17. oktober 2006 hos Wayback Machine Citat: "...And the sum of all that phytoplankton-fueled stirring may equal climate control...In fact, he explained, biosphere mixing appears to provide about one third the power required to bring the deep, cold waters of the world ocean to the surface, which in turn completes the ocean's conveyor belt circulation critical to the global climate system...Dewar and his colleagues also suggest that human and environmental decimation of whale and big fish populations may have had a measurable impact on the total biomixing occurring in the world's oceans..."
  2. ^ The Carbon Cycle and Earth's Climate Arkiveret 23. juni 2003 hos Wayback Machine Citat: "...The Climate Buffer. Because of the role of CO2 in climate, feedbacks in the carbon cycle act to maintain global temperatures within certain bounds so that the climate never gets too hot or too cold to support life on Earth. The process is a large-scale example of Le Chatelier's Principle....some examples:..."
  3. ^ "Science Daily: 2003-10-31, Scientists Find Evolution Of Life Helped Keep Earth Habitable". Arkiveret fra originalen 6. januar 2007. Hentet 31. oktober 2003. 
  4. ^ 2004-07-14, Sciencedaily: When Sun's Too Strong, Plankton Make Clouds Arkiveret 16. juli 2004 hos Wayback Machine Citat: "..."There is the potential that this cycle could slow global warming," said Siegel. "But right now we have no idea of the size of it or even what it means."..."
  5. ^ Ing.dk, 13.11.2001, Naturens egen vaskemaskine Citat: "...Organisk og uorganisk forurening, der ofte findes som aflejringer i floder, fjernes af sig selv fra Hudsonfloden i staten New York..."

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