Environmental issues carbon dating

Unfortunately, the amount of Carbon-14 in the atmosphere has not been steady throughout history.

In fact, it has fluctuated a great deal over the years.

Human remains, fossils and organic materials from archaeological sites are all dated using carbon-14.

The increased levels of CO² in the earths atmosphere have created a greenhouse effect which is warming the earth.

Humans began making an impact during the Industrial Revolution.

The isotope decreased by a small fraction due to the combustion of fossil fuels, among other factors.

If this were to happen it could be devestating for mankind and all other species.

Unfortunatly no-one can predict exactly how much time we have to try and turn this around or in fact what the true impact will be.

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