How Genghis Khan Caused A “Global Cooling” By Killing 40 Million People

Genghis Han was one of the most brutal leaders this world has ever known. In a lifetime, he managed to create an empire larger than what the Romans did in centuries. And as you can probably tell, he didn’t do so by peaceful diplomacy; he was a savage conqueror. After all, we don’t even call him by his name, but by a name meaning “Supreme Ruler” (which is the meaning of “Genghis Khan”).

But oh boy, was he green.

A new study found that by killing nearly 40 million people (a whopping 10% of the world’s population at the time), he removed nearly 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere! This is because by killing so many people in his path, huge lands that were being cultivated by farmers returned to forest eliminating a huge amount of carbon dioxide – roughly the quantity we nowadays generate in a year through global petrol consumption. 

The Mongol ruler created the first man-made global cooling!

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