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How Your Thanksgiving Plate Is Also A Map Of Climate Change

This year—just like last year—saw extreme weather, from drought to hurricanes, all over the country. Crazy weather isn’t just annoying or dangerous while it’s happening: its effects can ripple as far as our Thanksgiving meal. This year, let’s be truly thankful for the food we have and the planet we live on, and commit ourselves to tackling climate change.

How Your Thanksgiving Plate Is Also A Map Of Climate Change

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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