WORLD SYSTEM 1)2)4)
A global model of the man-planet system in the making.
Such a model, which may become an absolutely need for mankind survival, does not yet exist.
It should integrate all and every aspect of human existence as related to the planetary environment (Mitwelt, Umwelt) and to social organization in the widest all-embracing sense.
Systemics and Cybernetics appearance between 1948 and 1960 are probably a kind of inmunological reaction of mankind confronted with a growing danger of self-annihilation.
The new models of processes and ways of organization that thus emerged are doubtless first rate and indispensable tools for global understanding and- hopefully- satisfactory management of the world system model to be elaborated.
As an example- still specific, but already wide-reaching- of such a possible model, the Siovenian work on "System thinking and climate change system"(T. ECIMOVIC, M. MULEJ, et al., 2002) is an outstanding effort.
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