Four people have died in Arizona due to the heat wave which has recently hit the United States. More than 30 million people in the country have been warned about extreme heat especially in New Mexico, Arizona and California. There are also wildfires in large areas which have started plaguing the region.
Temperature Continues to Climb
The temperatures on Monday are even higher than previous days. This could be alarming since Sunday recorded 118 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix, which forced an airplane to fly back to Texas because of too much heat. more >>
This recent human-caused climate change is cursing the Earth, because today, the only endemic mammal species in the Great Barrier Reef has succumbed into extinction. The species called Bramble Cay melomys are rodents that live on an island in the eastern Torres Strait. They are said to have been completely wipe out from their habitat.
This is the first recorded extinction of a mammal due to man-made climate change. Despite environmentalists' concern, the melomys will not be the last to die off if humans keep on with their destructive ways.
What are Bamble Cray Melomys? more >>
Moving towards Florida in the next couple of hours, Tropical Storm Colin is threatening parts of the country with strong winds and heavy rains as it is projected to be first hurricane in the US for this year.
Data from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) showed that the weather disturbance will batter Florida Monday night until early Tuesday morning. It is expected to bring maximum sustained winds of 50mph.
On Monday morning, NJ.com said the tropical storm was seen cruising through the Gulf of Mexico. It could still gain strength as it approaches land. Florida is now anticipating strong winds, heavy rains and even the possibility of destructive tornadoes. more >>
The upcoming hurricane season will be stronger than last year. Several sources declared that the upcoming season will be the most active since 2012.
Dr. Phil Klotzbatch, lead forecaster at the CSU, released a forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season this year, saying that there will be 14 storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.
On the other hand, a forecast by The Weather Company predicted the same number of storms for this season. However, it was said that there will be eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes. more >>
The general editor behind an award-winning book assessing the history, culture, and beliefs of the 600 million Evangelicals around the world, says that the American Christian Right does not define the Evangelical experience and reflected on reasons for growing secularization in the West.
Evangelicals Around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century, which has been recognized with the Gold Award for Education Resources in the third annual Illumination Book Awards, explores numerous far-ranging topics affecting the lives of Evangelicals around the globe, including the central pillars of what it means to be an Evangelical.
Dr. Brian C. Stiller, the global ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance and former president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, who is also the general editor of the book, shared with The Christian Post in an interview that David Bebbington, a professor of history at the University of Stirling in Scotland, provided in 1989, a four-pillar definition of what it means to be an Evangelical, which continues to be "quite conclusive." more >>
Recently, I wrote an article about a presentation at the White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia last month. In response to that piece, I was accused of setting up a straw man and then attacking same.
The speaker in question, Paul Kivel, is the founder of "the Challenging Christian Hegemony Project."
While Kivel in his talk apparently issued a wide-ranging indictment of Christianity's influence, perhaps it was an overstatement to say that he "blamed Christianity for everything bad in the world" — although he indeed blames institutional Christianity for much of it. more >>