Metafory i narzędzia planetarnej kolonizacji. Od pierwszego globusa do Earth System Science
Metaphors and instruments of planetary colonization: From the first globe to Earth System Science
The purpose of the text is to look at one of the missions inscribed in the frame of modernity, that is, the design of the Earth as a whole, and thus perceiving it in terms of the globe and the planet. The essay describes three projects of the Earth treated as a globe, an Earth Spaceship, and an integrated Earth System Science creating a cyborg’s vision of the planet. Although they differ from each other in their historical, political and scientific background, these examples form a connected network of the Earth project in which the colonialism and imperialism of the first explorers are continued in the globalist-capitalist concepts of defining the planet as a sphere open to possible modifications implemented since the second half of the 20th century and transformations significantly affecting the functioning of the entire ecosystem.