Not technological innovation but fundamental social engineering and a radical revamping of global governance insitutions are needed to deal with the world’s unsustainability crisis.

Gary Stix asks the right questions in this Scientific American blog article building on a scientific article (“Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance”) which appeared this week in the journal Science.

For a good summary of the Science article, read Science Daily: “Fundamental Steps Needed Now in Global Redesign of Earth System Governance, Experts Say”.