Genghis Khan Aided by Climate Change to Conquer Asia

Genghis Khan Aided by Climate Change to Conquer Asia

Genghis Khan was a ruthless conqueror who founded the Mongolian Empire, which eventually became the largest contiguous empire in history. ¬†According to a study, a major factor in his success throughout Asia was climate change. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and details how Central Asia’s steppe […]

Tree Rings Prove Genghis Khan Owed His Success to Grass

Tree Rings Prove Genghis Khan Owed His Success to Grass

Tree rings prove that Genghis Khan owed his success to grass. Not the kind that you smoke, but the kind that horses and cattle eat. Genghis Khan prospered, in part, because of the pleasant warm and wet weather that prevailed during the period he rose to power in Central Mongolia, 800 years ago, according to […]