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Genghis Khan killed so many people (40 million) that enough cultivated land turned to forest that it offset 700 million tons of carbon. That is the amount we produced in a year in 2011. Holy shit. So many interesting links here, to ancient deforestation, the effects of the Mongol empire on the world etc…  So period is 1170s until mid 1200s. It was also listed on Qi after minute 9 somewhere


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