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 >>
As the world continues to experience extreme heat, new data from NASA reveals that 2016 will be the hottest year yet in history as April has slammed previous records of the hottest month.
According to CNN, NASA's recent studies state that land and sea temperatures last month were 1.11 degrees Celsius warmer compared to the average degrees that April usually recorded between 1951 to 1980.
NASA has been using the mentioned period to study climate change and aside from April smashing records of the past, it also made another record of being the seventh month in a row to rise above the average temperatures by at least 1 degree Celsius. more >>
A group of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa made a startling revelation about the volcanic archipelago and the likelihood of it getting hit by a "mega-tsunami" in the next half a century. The said tsunami is projected to be caused by an earthquake with at least a 9.0 magnitude near the Aleutian Islands.
News about this potential tsunami was first reported by Hawaii News Now, based on a study published last week in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. Although the proponents of the study are giving the event a 9-percent probability of happening, the thought of it is in itself terrifying since there is a potential to wipe a substantial part of the archipelago.
If the earthquake indeed comes from the Aleutian Island, experts predict that the residents of the U.S.' 50th state will only have four hours to be able to react and find safety. According to lead scientist Rhett Butler in an interview with Hawaii News Now, it may be a rare event, but their job is to "define what that chance might be." more >>