Philosophy of the Sustainable Future of Mankind1
Professor & Chair Professor, Environmental Sciences at Ansted University, BVI, Korte 124, SI - 6310 Izola – Isola, Slovenia
Philosophy of sustainable future of mankind is the search for knowledge and understanding of the nature and meaning of the universe and life. The knowledge is most important achievement of Homo sapiens present civilization. Under the progressing the threat of the impact of the climate change system to the biosphere of the planet Earth, which is changing living conditions, our civilization has to meet the challenges and establish a path for long term survival. Present global social order, life style, education, ethics and daily practice of humans needs to undergo a fundamental renewal to meet the needs for long term survival during and after the third millennium. The discussion in the paper presents a contemporary sciences approach to the present the Nature, energy, drinking water, food, credit and societal crisis of humankind at 2010. The present civilization or our humankind is facing the largest complex societal crisis, which is also closely inter-related with the impact of the climate change system or evolving planet Earth Biosphere »crisis«.The impact of the climate change system may in the long run change: biology, geography and living conditions within the biosphere, from suitable ones of the last 12.000 years, to environment not suitable for Homo sapiens to live. It is making more complicated or complex of the present social crisis of: energy, drinking water, food and credit. In 2010 we are entering difficult times for humankind. The corporate and individual social responsibility is a part of our society with much more importance as we are thinking at present. The possibility for survival is closely connected with social technology/technique of the »Sustainable Future of Humankind« or harmony of our civilization with the Nature of the planet Earth3. The corporate and individual social responsibility will have to play a more important part in future, for new great achievement of our civilization to overcome the crisis of living conditions within the biosphere of the planet Earth and present credit, energy, drinking water, and food crisis of our global community. The sustainable future of mankind or harmony of our civilization with the nature of the planet Earth is therefore an option for mankind to survive approaching impact of the climate change system at the biosphere of the planet Earth.
Keywords: Corporate and Individual Social Responsibility – C&ISR; Globalization; Leadership; New approach; Our civilization; Our common enemy; Philosophy; Present Humankind Civilization; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Future; System thinking, requisite holism, social and societal technologies; The climate change system impact, energy, drinking water, food, credit and social crisis; The Nature of the planet Earth; World Government; Provisional World Parliament; and Constitution of the Earth Federation.
1 The presentation is composed from articles at the Nobel Prize nomination, the book »Three Applications of the System Thinking« and the contemporary research on the complex problem of the present human global community survival issues.
2 Prof. Dr. h. c. Timi Ecimovic is professor and chair of Environmental Sciences at Ansted University, BVI, The Honorable Chairman for life of SEM Institute for Climate Change, The Chairman of the World Thinker's Forum, and active member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has been three times nominee for the Nobel Price: in 2003 for climate change system, in 2007 for physics - The Information Theory of the Nature, and in 2009 for 2010 running nomination for physics, The Environment Theory of the Nature.
Please see: Ecimovic et al: The Sustainable (Development) Future of Mankind, 2007, displayed at www.institut-climatechange.si
; and Bozicnik, Ecimovic, Mulej et al: Sustainable Future, Requisite Holism, and Social Responsibility, 2008, available at IRDO.