Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Warm, wet weather may have helped Genghis Khan rule (2)

Yesterday I posted this news item that swarmed the internet:

Warm, wet weather may have helped Genghis Khan rule

It is however certainly not the first news about Genghis Khan and the climate.

Read the following items published earlier in the period 2011- 2013:

From 27 January 2011:

Was Genghis Khan history's greenest conqueror?  By Bryan Nelson in Mother Nature Network

From 23 september 2012

and from 29 August 2013

Mongolian trees tip off WVU researchers to secrets of Genghis Khan

1 comment:

Jayarava Attwood said...

The expansion of the Scythians across Central Asia was in response to a climate change that made the Steppes cooler but wetter ca. 850 BC. Being wetter made for more grass growth, despite the cooler temperatures.

I've used this as part of an argument that there were internal migrations in India at the same time in response to warmer, drier conditions.