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Genghis Kahn's Unintended Green Legacy
Mother Nature Network ^ | 1/24/2011 | Bryan Nelson

Posted on 02/23/2011 11:40:32 AM PST by Olympiad Fisherman

Genghis Khan's Mongol invasion in the 13th and 14th centuries was so vast that it may have been the first instance in history of a single culture causing man-made climate change, according to new research out of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, reports Mongabay.com. Unlike modern day climate change, however, the Mongol invasion cooled the planet, effectively scrubbing around 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere.

So how did Genghis Khan, one of history's cruelest conquerors, earn such a glowing environmental report card? The reality may be a bit difficult for today's environmentalists to stomach, but Khan did it the same way he built his empire — with a high body count ...

(Excerpt) Read more at mnn.com ...


TOPICS: History; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: china; genghiskhan; genocide; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; mongolmassmurderers; mongols; yurt; yurts
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To: Olympiad Fisherman

Environmentalists are quite evil.


21 posted on 02/23/2011 12:23:14 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: DBrow

It takes a few hundred years for the forests to grow proper and have their desired effect.


22 posted on 02/23/2011 12:31:02 PM PST by Olympiad Fisherman (Olympiad Fisherman)
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To: DBrow

Also, the Mongolian Empire’s lasted in Russia until almost 1500, and Moscow did not fully recover until the early 1600’s. I would not put it past some greens to argue this. They have certainly managed to politicize the weather, and once you are able to do that, you can do or say almost anything.


23 posted on 02/23/2011 12:54:57 PM PST by Olympiad Fisherman (Olympiad Fisherman)
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To: barb-tex

Yes, I have heard that there are more trees today. Deer, however, love farms. There are far more deer today in America than ever before because of all the farms. This keeps them well fed.


24 posted on 02/23/2011 12:56:56 PM PST by Olympiad Fisherman (Olympiad Fisherman)
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To: Olympiad Fisherman

Let’s not forget the complete lack of predators too. Wolves, bears and cougars used to roam over a much broader territory than they do today. The influence that they would have had on deer populations would have been significant.

According to this website: http://www.ardeerhunting.com/tidbits.htm American hunters kill SIX times more deer annually than EXISTED in 1900.


25 posted on 02/23/2011 1:15:55 PM PST by Behemothpanzer (You are entitled to your own opinion. You are not entitled to your own facts.)
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To: Behemothpanzer

Wow!


26 posted on 02/23/2011 1:24:10 PM PST by Olympiad Fisherman (Olympiad Fisherman)
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To: barb-tex
Another thing that has caused an overpopulation of deer in the south at least is the eradication of the screw worm fly. This fly attacked deer and cattle new born by laying egg in the navel. We would never get away with a screwworm holocaust to wipe a species out from the face of the earth.
Result overpopulation of deer.
Perhape the Native grass lands absorbed more CO2 than the wheat, corn and beans, but I don't think so. These envir-wackos think the old way are always the best, but if we farmed like the pioneers did, we would kill more people than Gingis Khan
27 posted on 02/23/2011 5:18:05 PM PST by barb-tex
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To: Constitution Day

unnngh.


28 posted on 02/23/2011 5:58:36 PM PST by martin_fierro (Hooray PinkyPie!)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Note: this topic is dated 2/23/2011.

Thanks Olympiad Fisherman.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


29 posted on 04/20/2013 4:02:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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