(Notes by: Andrew Tetenov)

1. Since the Earth is a large very highly organized organism, each of its structural units or territories such as, mountain systems, rivers, tectonic faults, ore deposits, oil fields etc. plays a certain functional role in its life, and in its connections with the outer world. For example, iron ore deposits support the climate stability because they perform the connection between the electrical activity in the atmosphere, and the electrical activity beneath the Earth's surface.

2. Nowadays we all know the works of Tschizhevsky who discovered, and proved in the 1920's, that deep and various connections exist between Solar activity and various life processes.

Using vast historical and statistical material he showed that Solar activity acts as an accelerator and moderator upon the whole biosphere, which manifests in the frequency and quantity of :

3. Since different zones of Earth have different functions in the Earth organism, their response to Solar activity is also different.

For example, the polar regions are first to react to Solar disturbances, which we know well in the form of magnetic storms, auroras, and nowadays, in ocean warming at the 75 degree North latitudes. We also know other places which demonstrate intense reactions to different kinds of solar activity; that's what we call heliosensitive zones.

Such reactions include local electromagnetic disturbances, low-latitude auroras, and specific changes in the pattern of magnetic field variations on the short term scale. There are also long-term reactions in the state of the biosphere.

One of our colleagues, Ildar Mingazov, found, in studying the distribution and frequency of different types of diseases in various regions, that the intensity of disease frequency in correlation with solar activity varies between regions, and is maximal for heliosensitive zones (for example, cardiovascular diseases).