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In his book, Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, then Senator Al Gore outlined his concept for an international partnership between scientists and students who would monitor and study earth systems, with students acting as a worldwide system of “sensors, ” collecting data on the condition of their local environments and sharing and discussing their data through the Internet . Three years later , the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program was established to bring Gore’s vision to fruition.