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How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan
TIME ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Bryan Walsh

Posted on 03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Mongol warlord built the world's largest land-based empire. But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate.

The difference was Genghis Khan, the warlord who united the tribes and launched them on their wave of unstoppable conquest. But the Mongol Empire wasn’t solely the product of Genghis’s will. As a fascinating new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) demonstrates, the rise of the Mongols may have owed just as much to beneficial changes in the climate that made the grasslands of the Mongol steppes green and verdant, fueling the horses that were the backbone of the empire’s military. Climate change helped make the Mongol Empire possible.

The PNAS study came from research done by the tree-ring scientists Neil Wanker at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Amy Hessl at West Virginia University.

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1 posted on 03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So instead of anthropogenic global warming, it was mongolithic global warming?

Do these people even read the same talking points?

Sheesh.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 5:26:46 PM PDT by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ah, another Wanker study...


3 posted on 03/10/2014 5:27:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Shhh....we’ve got to hide the Medieval Warming Period.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 5:28:11 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Climate does change.

Rome was at its peak during a warm period.
The Dark Ages were a cold period.
Leif Erickson sailed to the New World during a warm period -- Britain had vineyards then.
The Little Ice Age last from about 1500 to 1850.

Are we getting warmer now? [shrug] I think opinions differ -- but the key concept is that Climate does change. It's not our fault, and we can't "fix it". We're just along for the ride.

5 posted on 03/10/2014 5:29:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Climate change helped make the Mongol Empire possible.

It made the Al Gore empire possible.

6 posted on 03/10/2014 5:29:55 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Turkic migration eastward was done in SUVs?


7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:30:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate.

Okay. But who caused it?

8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:31:17 PM PDT by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The PNAS study came from research done by the tree-ring scientists Neil Wanker at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Amy Hessl at West Virginia University. …
Neil who? LOL!
9 posted on 03/10/2014 5:31:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So if Al Gore had been around to ban the internal combustion engine, Genghis would have been out of the mongol horde business. OOO-K.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 5:31:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~adk/mongoliaFire/

You are paying for this Mongolian project via the National Science Foundation. You mention climate change and you get Federal money


11 posted on 03/10/2014 5:42:42 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, for the love.........


12 posted on 03/10/2014 5:44:08 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe 1000 years from now when documents are finally declassified, historians can tell how Obama-Khan with his allies Effin’-K and Al-Gore were able to rise to global hegemony because of climate change.


13 posted on 03/10/2014 5:45:54 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Didn’t I see this same stuff on the history channel 20 years ago?


14 posted on 03/10/2014 5:52:09 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.

15 posted on 03/10/2014 5:52:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Puppage

After the Mongols swept west, and then were later turned back, Eastern Ukraine and Crimea remained in the eastern sphere of things while the rest of Ukraine looked west.

So really, this whole thing in Ukraine is due to Global Warming. (And everyone thought it was Bush’s fault!).


16 posted on 03/10/2014 5:57:50 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, I LIKE THAT!

What a POS traitor.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 6:11:10 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: Olog-hai
The Turkic migration eastward was done in SUVs?

Damn it. Beat me to it.
18 posted on 03/10/2014 6:18:01 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So, the climate was changing, and was affecting mankind in the 1200s, but now we shouldn’t expect that?

Adaptation is the only answer. We cannot control climate. We just need to adapt to its changes.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 6:40:18 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Rocky

Yeah, but what about the children?!!! (sarc)


20 posted on 03/10/2014 6:50:27 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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