December 8, 2012

The Rise of Genghis Khan: Thanks to Climate Change?

The Economist, The Economist

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IN THE second half of the 20th century, Mongolia warmed by 2°C—an increase few, if any, other countries can match. Recent change has brought droughts and zuds (winter storms) which complicate the lives of the country’s herders of sheep, cattle and goats as they adjust to a market economy after decades of communism.

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