Biosphere : The sum of all living issues taken together with their surroundings. Ecosystems make up the biosphere, which includes all life on Earth. Understanding this broader notion of surroundings is crucial to our long term survival, though on a scale of time and distance not so easily grasped as yet.
We as a species can now affect these elements both positively and negatively. And of course impacts of large bodies — comets and meteorites — although rare events can drastically alter floor life for quite some time. Life on earth coexists with the trade of energy and matter