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Unformatted text preview: titive differentiator. As Joseph Stanislaw has noted: we are at the very beginning of a global race to
create dominant green economies.(42) Global warming and competition for resources could very well change the ground rules of globalization-at the very least, the need to reduce carbon footprints and achieve higher resource productivity
could alter corporate calculations about where and how to distribute operations and assets globally. America could
get out in front of this paradigm shift. But it is not clear that the United States will have enough talent with the right
set of skills, or has even defined the path forward on skills for sustainability.24 To defeat global warming, we must
focus on developing both the intellectual and physical infrastructure of our country. A national campaign to promote
STEM education in environmental technologies, with strong federal financing of community and public sector
organizations to providecareer and academic support, will make a difference. US leadership is key—warming wil...
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