Skip to comments.How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan
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 wasnt solely the product of Genghiss 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 empires 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 Universitys Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Amy Hessl at West Virginia University.
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So instead of anthropogenic global warming, it was mongolithic global warming?
Do these people even read the same talking points?
Ah, another Wanker study...
Shhh....we’ve got to hide the Medieval Warming Period.
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.
It made the Al Gore empire possible.
The Turkic migration eastward was done in SUVs?
Okay. But who caused it?
The PNAS study came from research done by the tree-ring scientists Neil Wanker at Columbia Universitys Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Amy Hessl at West Virginia University.Neil who? LOL!
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.
You are paying for this Mongolian project via the National Science Foundation. You mention climate change and you get Federal money
Oh, for the love.........
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.
Didn’t I see this same stuff on the history channel 20 years ago?
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!).
Oh, I LIKE THAT!
What a POS traitor.
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.
Yeah, but what about the children?!!! (sarc)
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