Hitler also had a few good ideas

Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history – after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest.
The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study.
The deaths of 40million people meant that large areas of cultivated land grew thick once again with trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
And, although his methods may be difficult for environmentalists to accept, ecologists believe it may be the first ever case of successful manmade global cooling.


  1. Hmmmm. Based on this premise, it may actually be fortunate that George W. Bush did not believe in global warming while in office.

  2. Another interesting thing scholars have discovered about Genghis Khan's conquests: they look suspiciously like the Tom Cruise-bedding-Kelly McGillis scenes in the American movie "Top Gun."


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