Why we should reboot the Biosphere projects

The last Biosphere 2 project ended 18 years ago. Correction: The failed Biosphere 2 project ended 18 years ago. That’s right, our only real attempt to create an artificial, materially closed ecological system ended in complete failure. As it stands, we still do not know how to create a viable self-sustaining ecosystem — a frightening prospect given the current state of our environment and considering our future plans in space. It’s time that we revived the Biosphere projects — and here’s why.
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