Humanity's big problem is that humanity has global problems, but all seats of power are focused on local issues. Acting in the best interests of those local powers, even holistically, leads us downhill on our global problems. As long as local interests can trump global solutions, we are not going to make progress on problems like poverty, climate change, energy supply and demand, slavery and environmental conservation.
So how do we get national governments to focus on global problems, sometimes at their own expense? Who knows?
Mokalus of Borg
PS - It's not as easy as saying we all need to think globally.
PPS - Well, really, it's easier said than done.