East Kilbride laboratory looks back at climate history for future solutions

A radiocarbon dating laboratory in East Kilbride is looking back up to 50,000 years to see how former climatic conditions can help inform today's work to combat climate change.

The laboratory provides a unique glimpse into the past and contributes to a better understanding of how and why the climate is changing in the 21st century.

Education Secretary Michael Russell said: "Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet and we are taking unprecedented action, using cutting-edge technologies, to cut emissions."

"But the past has a role to play too. By learning more about previous climate events we can develop a better understanding of what is happening today and what might happen in the future."

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Scottish Government