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Genghis Khan Proves That Mass Murder Can Be Good For The Environment

by | 26th, January 2011

GENGHIS Khan was an eco-warrior. While we make do with Genghis Porritt Genghis Meacher , Genghis Sandra Kanck and Genghis Curtis , the Mongols had it good . Julia Pongratz is lead boffin at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology. Says she :

“We found that during the short events such as the Black Death and the Ming Dynasty collapse, the forest re-growth wasn’t enough to overcome the emissions from decaying material in the soil. But during the longer-lasting ones like the Mongol invasion… there was enough time for the forests to re-grow and absorb significant amounts of carbon.”

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