Today’s Bwoglines is by far the yarn-iest, featuring Twitter threads and your soon-to-be-repurposed sweaters.
Happening in the World: To conclude the two-week COP27 UN climate summit in Egypt, an agreement was reached early Sunday morning to create a fund to help developing countries pay for the consequences of climate change. A committee will be established to design such funds for vulnerable countries to draw on in the face of current and future climate disasters. Future negotiations will determine which countries will provide financing for the fund and which will be eligible to benefit from it. (Washington Post)
Happening in the US: The future of Twitter remains in the air amidst Elon Musk’s firing of half the company’s workforce this past month and an ultimatum to remaining employees to work “extremely hardcore.” Twitter has long served an integral role in global communication, used by world leaders, local governments, journalists, and dissidents alike to disseminate information to the public. Federal and state officials across the country have stated the potential loss of Twitter stands to fundamentally reshape and disrupt the way the public receives news and information. (CNN)
Happening in NYC: Despite early voting’s efforts to bring more voters to the polls, voter turnout dropped 10% across NYC boroughs from 2018, with state senator Jessica Ramos citing “a whole lot of voter apathy” due to “very little outreach.” Low numbers resulted in a narrow victory of less than 6% for Gov. Kathy Hochul’s over Rep. Lee Zeldin. Only 36% of New York City voters cast ballots for governor, compared to a 55% voter turnout rate in the rest of the state, not including some absentee and provisional ballots. (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: Community Impact will be hosting a winter clothing drive on Monday, November 21, at the Lerner Ramp from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Please bring any professional attire and/or winter clothing (jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, sweater, cardigans) you’d like to donate, which will be distributed to clients at the Food Pantry at Ford Hall. For any questions, please contact the event organizer, Satrina White Boyce (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Scarves on scarves on scarves via Flickr