Skip to comments.Genghis Kahn's Unintended Green Legacy
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 ...
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Environmentalists are quite evil.
It takes a few hundred years for the forests to grow proper and have their desired effect.
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.
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.
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.
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Note: this topic is dated 2/23/2011.