A Beauty Junkie Ponders Global Warming

Meet Ken Caldeira and help him save the planet!
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A Beauty Junkie Ponders Global Warming

Meet Ken Caldeira and help him save the planet!

-Harvey Helms

Harvey Helms and Ken Caldeira

The other day while I was inventorying my beauty warehouse — otherwise known as my bathroom — I started looking at ingredient listings on the back of some skin care boxes. Please make sure you always check those out before you buy any product! It lets you know what you’re getting. Today there is a huge trend in the beauty industry toward more natural and organic ingredients. Not just your free-range chicken breast for lunch girls, but your night cream too! Lavender? Soothing. Ginseng? Energizing. Kaolin? Purifying. There’s a gazillion! All from good ol’ Mother Earth. As I was applying a delicious chamomile body cream, I had a big, gay, horrific beauty vision. Could Global Warming hurt our skin care products?

OMG!!!!! I ran to my iPhone and Googled Al Gore, who was awarded the triple crown for his global warming movie An Inconvenient Truth — Oscar, Nobel and Grammy! Up came this video:

Danger Gay Robinson! I better get to the bottom of this! As your Cyber Main Gay, I went straight to the top! Ladies, meet Ken Caldeira! Climate Scientist, Geoengineer and Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the famed Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University.

I was a little nervous meeting Ken because science was NOT my best subject in school. Okay girls it was the worst. Was Ken thinking, “What am I doing at lunch with this beauty queen?” No! It was the total opposite! His charm and down to earth personality put me right at ease. He has a great sense of humor and life philosophy.

He said, “Happiness is feeling appreciated by friends and doing work that is meaningful. “

You should also know that Ken walks the global warming talk! He personally lives the green life! Ken believes that great design is an important in lowering greenhouse gas emissions. I found this out when we went to lunch on his Vespa LX 150. He gave me a really fabulous helmet so I wouldn’t have any hair drama! His Stanford office is cooled by a misty water chamber rather than air conditioning. Impressive. In his mind he wears two hats: The Citizen who asks, “What should I do?” And the Scientist that asks, “How does it work?”


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