News Wrap: Climate summit wraps with promise of disaster fund for poor nations

In our news wrap Sunday, COP27 came to a close with a breakthrough deal that will create a climate disaster fund for the world's poorest nations, new Twitter CEO Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump's personal account on the platform, western New York continues to dig out from record snowfall, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar, and President Joe Biden turned 80 years old.

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  • Geoff Bennett:

    And today's other headlines, the UN Climate Summit COP27 came to a close today with a breakthrough deal. The creation of a fund that will help the world's poorest nations recover financially from future climate disasters. But major questions remain about who exactly will pay for the fund and how it will operate. A committee of 24 nations is set to discuss those questions over the next year.

    Donald Trump is back on Twitter though the former president says he won't use the platform. Mr. Trump has been banned since January 2021. The attack on the U.S. Capitol for continually spreading lies about the 2020 election. New CEO Elon Musk reinstated Mr. Trump's personal account after conducting a Twitter poll.

    And western New York continues to dig out from record snowfall today, as this historic snow storm blows through the region. The heaviest snowfall today rolled in from Lake Ontario, sparing the Buffalo metro area where over six feet of snow has already fallen.

    New York Governor Kathy Hochul says hundreds of people have been rescued and two people have died from cardiac events.

    The FIFA World Cup which has been mired in controversy for months kicked off today in Qatar. It's the first time ever the global tournament has been held in the Middle East. But the host nation would not prevail in today's opening match, falling to Ecuador two to nothing and becoming the first ever host country to lose its opening game in World Cup history.

    And President Biden turns 80 years old today. No president has ever served in the office into his 80s. The White House says the President celebrated his birthday with a family brunch hosted by the First Lady.

    And still to come on "PBS News weekend," a look at the city of Oslo solution to curbing carbon emissions and my conversation with award winning artist Kadir Nelson.

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