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TIM FREDERICK in Hedge Funds – News Top Tech Stocks of David Blood and Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management

“Generation Investment Management (GIM), founded in 2004 by David Blood and Al Gore is a long-only equity hedge fund managing a public equity portfolio valued at $7.17 billion as of March 31. The fund has a strong presence in technology stocks, with them representing 45% of the value of its portfolio, while healthcare stocks made up another large chunk, at 29%. Gore, the former vice president, works …

Area deforested through forest fires in Itaituba, Pará state. In August 2016, Greenpeace flew over the Amazon to search for and register forest fires spots. This year's forest fire season is already being considered one of the worst ever.
Área desmatada por queimadas em Itaituba, Pará. Em agosto de 2016, o Greenpeace sobrevoou a Amazônia para localizar e registrar focos de queimadas e incêndios florestais. A temporada de queimadas deste ano já é considerada como uma das piores da história.

Anna Sophie Gross – Amazon deforestation rises as government moves to weaken Indigenous protections

The Brazilian government is changing the process for approving indigenous lands, with critics warning the country now risks sliding back after years of progress on climate and environment. The move to strip the country’s National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) of its power on Indigenous land matters comes after the country saw a 30% rise in deforestation of tropical rainforests. Brazil’s justice …

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JOE ROMM – Almost Everything You Know About Climate Change Solutions Is Outdated, Part 1

Almost everything you know about climate change solutions is outdated, for several reasons. First, climate science and climate politics have been moving unexpectedly quickly toward a broad consensus that we need to keep total human-caused global warming as far as possible below 2°C (3.6°F) — and ideally to no more than 1.5°C. This has truly revolutionary implications for climate solutions …