Entropy Reduction

Living organisms on earth can be defined as entities  or systems actively seeking to increase the energy available for their use, i.e., reducing entropy in their vicinity.  Plants exploiting solar energy to fix carbon is the basis of most of this energy accumulation.

All entropy reduction is achieved through choosing activities that deliver them more energy or fuel or food than they consume. These choices are limited by available energy flows and energy reserves, and  by the range, resolution, and precision of the organisms abilities to sense, compute and control.

Entropy reduction, for earth's biosphere, is to increase energy availability for all living organisms.. Humans can enhance their own prosperity by engineering the ecosystems around them for greater energy accumulation.