Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Genghis Khan history's greenest conqueror?



Research through the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, reports that if you kill 40 million humans you can lower the temperature of our worlds climate.

Genghis Khan's reign of terror and destruction that killed 40 million humans is the proof in the pudding.


Mother Nature Network
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.

Over the course of the century and a half run of the Mongol Empire, about 22 percent of the world's total land area had been conquered and an estimated 40 million people were slaughtered by the horse-driven, bow-wielding hordes. Depopulation over such a large swathe of land meant that countless numbers of cultivated fields eventually returned to forests.

In other words, one effect of Genghis Khan's unrelenting invasion was widespread reforestation, and the re-growth of those forests meant that more carbon could be absorbed from the atmosphere.....

This is amazingly... pathological reasoning... coming out of the Carnegie Institute. Oh... I know the authors go on to say we really need to focus on reforestation projects to take the 700 million tons of carbon out of the atmosphere... but make no mistake... humans are presented here as the enemy of nature.

The environmentalists main goal is to limit the number of humans... and this is just one more effort to shore up that message.

Better watch your back all you carbon producers.

xtnyoda, shalomed


H/T Climate Depot

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