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Genghis Khan, Eco-Terrorist

A new study has found that Genghis Khan was the greenest invader in history, killing so many people that carbon levels plummeted. [Thx Darby!]

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.

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Story: The Daily Mail, via The Awl | Photo: Wikimedia

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