Want to stop global warming?
If so, stop acting like Al Gore with your mansions and private jet travel to conferences around the world. The secret to saving the planet lies in our past and the policies initiated by the planet’s first environmentalist, Genghis Khan:
HISTORY: Destruction by Genghis Khan and the Mongols led to 700 million tonnes of carbon being scrubbed from the atmosphere, after forests regrew on previously populated and cultivated land.
(Carnegie Institution for Science) pic.twitter.com/jwPYFHhla8
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) January 17, 2018
Be like Khan and save the planet?
And then, the Black Death raised wages for the survivors. https://t.co/zUttWoPGdV
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) January 30, 2018
Don’t give them any ideas.
The Khan-theory to environmental health has actually been around for awhile now. From the Guardian in 2011 on “the greatest eco-warrior of all time”:
Genghis Khan, in fact, may have been not just the greatest warrior but the greatest eco-warrior of all time, according to a study by the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Energy. It has concluded that the 13th-century Mongol leader’s bloody advance, laying waste to vast swaths of territory and wiping out entire civilisations en route, may have scrubbed 700m tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere – roughly the quantity of carbon dioxide generated in a year through global petrol consumption – by allowing previously populated and cultivated land to return to carbon-absorbing forest.
Yep. Enviros actually think this is a good thing:
All great environmentalists today envision murdering 10% of the word’s population. Most far more.
Genghis Khan actually did it, and so today’s environmentalists celebrate him. https://t.co/WHQPy7T7AO
— Jimmy Diego 🥓🕌 (@JimmyTheFader) January 30, 2018
This is a really funny way to say his wars killed around 10% of the world's population at the time https://t.co/WK9Ugd8WnX
— Jake Fayette (@JakeFayette) January 30, 2018
Removing 10% of the world's population tends to have that effect. https://t.co/28qvZwyY36
— A Modest Proposal (@Modest_Prop0sal) January 30, 2018
The comments to the original tweet are pretty craptastic as well. This guy from India is wishing death on Muslims:
So, to solve global problems we need another Genghis Khan, esp in the middle east/Gulf/Saudi Arabia/Sahara area…Will turn Desert into Greenary 😂😂😂
— Hindu Fightback:Restitution (@hindujedi) January 17, 2018
And here’s a response from a Muslim:
Panjeet, most of this pollution comes from the 1 billion indians defecating on the streets, and releasing millions of tons of methane(30x more powerful than CO2) into the atmosphere. We need to reduce the panjeet population by 90% pic.twitter.com/0fr1CtW4xn
— DSA 🌹 Islambol (@ReichDerKalifen) January 20, 2018
Genocide to save the planet? Sigh.