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Fossil Fuels May Bring Major Changes to Carbon Dating
An exception is C4 plants, see below. The Innovative Spirit. Photo of the Day. One of the most valuable resources scientists use to look at ancient climates is actually ice cores. It was particularly interesting that, as Stuiver had suspected, the carbon wiggles correlated with long-term changes in the number of sunspots. Plants generally prefer C based CO2 molecules over C ones, with the result that the hydrocarbons sugars, starches, etc.