Chris Turney of the University of Exeter in England similarly noted: “With radiocarbon, it’s not possible to obtain absolute dates—there’s always a bit of an unknown” (ibid).
One of the biggest factors in throwing off carbon dates is the fact that nuclear testing, which began around 1950, “blasted out radiation [into the atmosphere] that scientists see clearly as a spike in the radiocarbon record” (ibid.).
He has also developed guidance for the GHG Protocol’s Scope 3 Standard on behalf of the World Resources Institute.
The IIEA monthly newsletter compiles the Institute's featured content.
It is a collection of videos, podcasts, presentations, transcriptions, blogs, infographics, publications, working papers and reports, all designed to keep you informed.
Tom delivered the Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs) on behalf of the UK Government and has advised the following governments on innovation policy: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Japan, China and Norway as well as international bodies such as the IEA.
Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Tom worked internationally with Booz & Company (now Pw C’s Strategy&), focusing on corporate strategy and organisational transformation.