Genghis Khan hailed as environmentalist for ’scrubbing’ humanity’s carbon footprint
By Drew Zahn
© 2011 WorldNetDaily
Who knew that killing 40 million people could be hailed as having a “positive” effect on global warming?
Apparently, whether he knew it or not, Genghis Khan’s invasions of the 13th and 14th centuries were so sweeping, it “may have been the first instance in history of a single culture causing man-made climate change,” marvels enviro-journalist Bryan Nelson.
The mass slaughter, Nelson writes in a Mother Nature Network report, was actually able to cool the environment by “effectively scrubbing around 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere.”
The research on Khan’s net effect on the environment was first published in the climate-change journal The Holocene, prompting Nelson to pen his article titled “Was Genghis Khan History’s Greenest Conqueror?”
“So how exactly did Genghis Khan, one of history’s cruelest conquerors, earn such a glowing environmental report card?” Nelson writes. “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.”