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Dossier: Planet Earth – Handle with care

The technological advances that have allowed us to grow and manage crops, construct cities and infrastructures, and exploit the geological wealth of the Earth on an ever greater scale have also given us a firmer understanding of the world’s composition, its systems, and its fragilities.

Due in large part to information about our planet and its processes on a global scale provided by Earth-orbiting satellites, we can see the bigger picture, track developments and take stock of changes.

The technological advances that have allowed us to grow and manage crops, construct cities and infrastructures, and exploit the geological wealth of the Earth on an ever greater scale have also given us a firmer understanding of the world’s composition, its systems, and its fragilities.


Due in large part to information about our planet and its processes on a global scale provided by Earth-orbiting satellites, we can see the bigger picture, track developments and take stock of changes.

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