Nature's enduring patterns: a path to systems literacy

26 November 2020

The theme of this special issue, Nature's Enduring Patterns: A Path to Systems Literacy, was celebrated at the 63rd Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences in Corvallis in July 2019. In a world dominated by the artificial, 2019 ISSS President Peter Tuddenham in his presidential address, took conference attendees on a journey, going back to nature, its patterns and the identification of our individual spiritual purpose, towards fulfilment of our joint responsibility to manage natural resources for future generations. In making sense of our world and our purpose, we use specific literacies. We use ocean literacies to make sense of the ocean, climate literacies to make sense of climate change and many more literacies including earth science literacy, data literacy and network literacy