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Significance of Carbon Carbon is extremely important for the existence of almost all the organic and inorganic things present on the earth.Use the links below to explore available resources covering major concepts associated with the study of the history of the Earth.Resources in this section pertain to the formation and evolution of the Earth and how it has been discovered through the relative and absolute dating of rocks and fossils. Other than these organisms, no other organisms can convert the energy obtained from the Sun into the nutrients required for their survival. But did you know, that other than plants, algae and a few types of bacteria, no other living organism can use sunlight directly as a source of energy?