Air Pollution Archives
Forcing the Floods out of Florida
27th June 2014 | Peter Rolton: Chairman, Rolton Group
Water management in Florida has never been easy. The area, made vulnerable by its coastal position and flat geography, has been blighted historically by both droughts and floods that have torn through to wreak damage upon both buildings and people.
A Sadly Accurate Storm Warning
16th November 2012 | Peter Rolton
Just as last week’s blog hearkened back to a previous Rolton Group article, it seems another topic previously discussed has again become food for thought: in ‘Canute comes to North Carolina,’ I discussed the pitfalls of allowing ignorance to reign over rationality, specifically in relation to the disturbing trend of rising sea levels seen along the North East coastal corridor going unnoticed by those in charge.
More Hot Air Surrounding Wind Power
31st October 2012 | Kate Roche
The nation awoke this morning to find within their newspapers revelations of somewhat contentious comments made by Energy Minister John Hayes, creating a stir throughout social networking sites, radio and news channels.
The Chancellor who Sang all Summer
12th September 2012 | Peter Rolton
Determined to fulfil his dream of making the UK a ‘gas hub,’ George Osborne has announced further tax breaks for the gas and oil industries as an attempt to boost production, increase the longevity of brownfield sites and respond to falling sector employment.
The Green Investment Bank: Boom or Bust
10th August 2012 | Kate Roche
In the 2010 Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne announced a £1 billion injection of funding for the publicly owned Green Investment Bank (GIB).
The Carbon Cost of Facebook’s Phantom Profiles
3rd August 2012 | Peter Rolton
On 1st August, news broke of data released by Facebook which reveals its carbon footprint, the first time the company has made such figures public.
Canute comes to North Carolina
31st July 2012 | Peter Rolton
News networks across the UK yesterday were picking up on Professor Richard Muller’s Berkley Earth Project, the results of which have led him, a man who once doubted the existence of climate change, to reverse his opinions and refer to himself as ‘a converted sceptic.’ This stands in poignant contrast to other parts of the world, which suffer from continuing and purposeful ignorance on the topic.