Very few people are born as carbon-lovers; they often start out life being sexually attracted to much more socially acceptable elements, such as magnesium.
However, by the age of adolescence, it is usually very clear that something is amiss.
Note: I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and if the timezone is not specified in the examples then the default of 'America/Toronto' is to be assumed.
Typically Ottawa is -0500 but when daylight savings time is on we are -0400.
The technique hinges on carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of the element that, unlike other more stable forms of carbon, decays away at a steady rate.
Organisms capture a certain amount of carbon-14 from the atmosphere when they are alive.
You need to import the namespace to use Carbon without having to provide its fully qualified name each time.
Various geologic, atmospheric and solar processes can influence atmospheric carbon-14 levels.
Since the 1960s, scientists have started accounting for the variations by calibrating the clock against the known ages of tree rings.
Unlike Coprophiliacs, Pedophiles, and animal-lovers, who can ease their horniness by simply grabbing a piece of poop, a rabbit, or traveling to a local preschool for an hour or two, carbon daters often have more difficulty finding ways to sexually satisfy themselves.
Indeed, it was ranked the number two most frustrating sexual fetish of all time (losing only to the number one most frustrating fetish, mooning, in which the sufferer wants to have sex with the moon) in an as-of-yet unreleased issue of Time Magazine.
C-14 is produced in the upper atmosphere when nitrogen-14 (N-14) is altered through the effects of cosmic radiation bombardment (a proton is displaced by a neutron effectively changing the nitrogen atom into a carbon isotope).