Importance of five spheres

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Importance of five spheres
1 Hydrosphere
1.1 liquid water component of the Earth.
1.2 provides an important place for the human beings and animals to live.
1.3 helps the earth to regulate its temperature to making the temperature of the earth stay within a range that is acceptable for life to exist.
1.4 uses of water for human and environment
1.4.1 supplying drinking water
1.4.2 recreation(swimming,boating)
1.4.3 industrial processes
1.4.4 irrigation crops and watering stock
1.4.5 navigation and shipping
1.4.6 production of edible fish ,shellfish and crustaceans
1.4.7 protection of aquatic ecosystem
1.4.8 wildlife habitats
1.4.9 scientific study and education
1.5 water distribution
2 Atmosphere
2.1 traps heat, making Earth a comfortable temperature
2.2 traps the sun's energy and wards off many of the dangers of space.
2.3 medium of transport for various chemicals
2.3.1 water (in the form of rain, snow, steam, etc)
2.3.2 carbon dioxide
2.3.3 oxygen (for cycling of these chemicals between plants and animals
2.3.4 nitrogen (which helps plants grow)
2.4 medium for the movement of water
2.5 blocks some of the Sun's dangerous rays from reaching Earth
2.6 a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body of sufficient massmthat is held in place by the gravity of the body.
3 Antrosphere
3.1 part of the environment that is made or modified by humans for use in human activities.
3.2 dominant influence on conditions unde which humankind exists on Earth.
3.3 environment made and operated by humans and their technologies.
3.4 designed and operated in manner that is compatible with sustainibility
4 Geosphere
4.1 source of metals
4.2 construction materials
4.3 controls the distribution of minerals, rocks and soils
4.4 fossil fuels
4.5 distribution of mineral resources
4.6 generates natural hazards that shape the land and impact humans
5 Biosphere
5.1 occupy ecosystem to undergo complete recycling
5.2 made up of all life
5.3 growth of the human population on Earth
5.4 allows for interaction between lifeforms and the environment
6 Interaction between five spheres
6.1 biogeochemical cycle
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