Environmental issues carbon dating
Human remains, fossils and organic materials from archaeological sites are all dated using carbon-14.
Books, clothing and food remains are all archaeological artifacts that can be carbon dated.
Standard calibration curves are now used for more accurate readings.
Carbon-14 is a radioactive isotope used to date organic material.
Its consistent rate of decay allows the age of an object to be determined by the proportion of carbon-14 to other carbon isotopes. Carbon-14 is also used as a radioactive tracer for medical tests.
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.