Pope Francis has warned that there will be "catastrophic" consequences for the planet unless global leaders agree on a plan to reduce the use of fossil fuels and tackle climate change.
"'Particular interests,' the pontiff insisted, should not be allowed to prevail over the common good in the fight against global warming and climate change," Crux reported on Francis' words at a U.N. campus in Nairobi, Kenya. "He also took an indirect shot at global warming skeptics, warning against 'manipulating information' to serve someone's 'plans and projects.'"
The Vatican leader's comments come just days ahead of the global climate change meeting that will take place Nov.30-Dec. 11 in Paris, where representatives from 194 countries will attend. more >>
What could be cooler than a tornado? Why a fire tornado of course. And what's cooler than a fire tornado? How about a fire tornado in slow motion!
Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, known collectively as the "Slo Mo Guys," are at it again filming an artificial fire tornado to great effect.
Using 12 box fans in a circle and half an inch of kerosene in a bucket, the Slo Mo Guys create a fire tornado all their own and film it for the Internet community. more >>
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Monday has left over 300 people dead and at least 2,000 injured in remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with the Taliban terror group reportedly asking aid agencies for help.
BBC News reported on Tuesday that that rescue teams are still trying to get to remote mountainous areas in the region and assess its impact, dealing with blocked roads and cut off communication. Many people have also chosen to sleep outside in near freezing temperatures because of fears of a second quake.
The Taliban, which is active in regions across Pakistan and Afghanistan, called on international aid agencies to help the victims, and asked its soldiers to offer assistance as well. more >>
Hurricane Patricia, the strongest storm to hit Mexico so far, has already weakened from Category 5 to Category 4 on Friday night but is still considered very dangerous.
Hurricane Patricia earlier made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast on Friday at 6:15 p.m. as a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph over the country's southwestern region. However, the US National Weather Service said the storm's maximum sustained winds have already dropped to 130 mph, according to CNN.
Weather experts earlier warned that Hurricane Patricia could trigger waves as high as 40 feet and dangerous flash floods and mudslides in southwestern Mexico. Because of this, more than 7 million locals geared up for the worst effects of the storm on the area, the NBC News reports. more >>
After months of soliciting prayers from his fans, Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin is sharing just some of the prayer requests he's received from fans so they can start praying for each other.
In an email titled, Jeremy's Prayer Requests 12, the 27 year old thanked his digital prayer group for submitting their prayers before inviting people to pray for one another.
"The JLIN team has been meeting to pray for your prayer requests and we wanted to invite you all to join us in praying," Lin's email reads. more >>
A South Carolina grandmother is giving all her praises to God after she and her grandson were saved by a giant cross after they nearly drowned in the midst of severe flooding that killed as many as 19 others throughout the state last Sunday.
Clara Gantt of Blythewood, South Carolina, told Columbia's NBC affiliate, WIS-TV, that she was driving to church last Sunday morning when she and her car were washed away by the raging flood waters.
Gantt explained that although it was dark and raining extremely hard as she prepared to leave for her church, which is located about 20 miles from her house, at around 6 a.m. on Oct. 4, she underestimated the strength of the storm. more >>