Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The world´s first "green" empire

(image by wikipedia)

A new study shows that Genghis Khan was the founder of the world´s first "green" empire:

In 1206 AD Genghis Kahn began the Mongol invasion: a horse-crazed bow-wielding military force that swept through much of modern-day Asia into the Middle East and Eastern Europe. But aside from creating the world's largest empire, the Mongol invasion had another global impact that has remained hidden in history according to new research by Julia Pongratz of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology. Genghis Kahn and his empire, which lasted nearly two centuries, actually cooled the Earth. 

The answer to how this happened can be told in one word: reforestation. When the Mongol hordes invaded Asia, the Middle East, and Europe they left behind a massive body count, depopulating many regions. With less people, large swathes of cultivated fields eventually returned to forests, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

The study mentions the massive body count, true. But it does not seem to give the actual figure; this body count is estimated to have been about 40 million people! Genghis Khan thus equals Mao Zedong in getting people killed. 

With that kind of a historic role model, I am not at all surprised that many of today´s greenies and climate alarmists - led by NASA´s James Hansen - put their last hope on communist China becoming the long awaited climate saviour:

In the op ed piece for the Chinese newspaper, which he (James Hansen) entitled Chinese Leadership Needed to Save Humanity (published as The Price of Change) Hansen placed the blame for the vast majority of Co2 emissions supposedly causing global warming on his home country of America, and appealed to China not to follow the same path. Hansen said that China was the world’s “best hope” and called for them to “lead the world through the most dangerous crisis that humanity and nature have ever faced”.
In a follow-up article published on his website Hansen calls Americans “barbarians” and slams American democracy, calling for China to raise tariffs on American-made products until such time as America falls into line.

Read the entire story here.

It is more and more difficult to understand why and how a person like James Hansen is allowed to continue his insane propagand and still keep his job at NASA.

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