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Monday, May 13, 2013
ARCHIVE / MEDIA MONDAY / PLAYMATE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Chula Vista's Raquel Pomplun
WHERE TO START?--What to do when the whole world is your microcosm? Do we start today’s blog off with a Nobel
Prize writer?; Mind-altering view of global warming?; The great American novel
revisited?; and/or Chula Vista’s new Playmate of the Year? Let’s stick to the economics of politics for
the lede and run the Playmate’s picture.
You got it, Chief!
THE PARTY’S OVER.
Thank you to the San Diego Free Press for pointing out a
link to Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman, who in his May 5, 2013 column “The
Chutzpah Caucus” in the International
Herald Tribune said: “At this point
the economic case for austerity—for slashing government spending even in the
face of a weak economy—has collapsed...Predictions of fiscal crisis keep not
coming true; predictions of disaster from harsh austerity policies have proved
all too accurate.”
Krugman, a Nobel Prize
winner for his economic views, is a worthy read for independent
voters/thinkers. Of course, whether you
agree or not is your call. The point
here is simply pro or con this is how opinion pieces should be structured
journalistically. (that’s my opinion). Check it out:
I’m taking names. Had to stay home and miss the gala ball at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s what we missed. If you haven’t checked the web images of this
event, take a look at event co-host Anna Wintour, editor in chief of
Vogue. All be it she didn’t punk it up
per the night’s theme she looks absolutely terrific.
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ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
By Time Magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger“...For a long time now, Earth has
been running a fever. Never mind the few remaining climate-change deniers —
really, never mind them; the world has at last moved on — it’s getting awfully
toasty down here. The numbers tell the story: 2012 was the hottest year on
record in the continental U.S., the 15th driest and the second most volatile,
with 11 natural weather disasters, including Superstorm Sandy. Of the 10
hottest years on record worldwide, nine have occurred in the 21st century; the
exception was 1998. Average temperatures around the world are up 1.4ºF (0.8ºC)
since 1880. On a planet whose water-based chemistry tips one way or the other
on tiny thermal fulcrums, that’s a lot...”
For the rest of the story
(thanks, Paul) go to: http://world.time.com/timelapse/?xid=newsletter-daily
CLIMATE CHANGE LOCAL ANGLE.
The late Charles David
Keeling at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) pioneered documentation of
the world’s rise in carbon dioxide concentration.
The Scripps CO2 program was
initiated in 1956 by Charles David Keeling and operated under his direction
until his passing in 2005. It is currently being continued by Ralph F. Keeling,
who also runs a parallel program at SIO to measure changes in atmospheric O2
and Ar abundances (Scripps O2 Program). A plaque adorns the SIO building
dedicated to Charles David Keeling, who started measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide
at the site in 1958.
Raquel Pomplun has been
named the 54th Playmate of the Year.
The June issue of Playboy magazine
featuring the Chula Vista model hits the newsstands this Friday. A photo of Raquel in a vintage Playboy bunny
came along with the press release.
San Diego’s Pacific Magazine had Raquel on the cover
of its February 2013 issue and featured her in a fashion spread inside:
A video of Raquel showing
off her personality is on YouTube. No,
we’re not going to add to the T&A already out there on the web, but this
short video clip is fun. It’s from her
TV work for Santa Monica’s Blackbelt TV.