Climate change helped Genghis Khan but may not rescue Obama

Genghis Khan was a brutal Asian conqueror who built the empire of Mongolia in 12th century. He took the control of almost half of the Asia with his winning war strategy of win-and-advance.

He never stayed at any conquered place and kept moving to conquer more and more land. Before him Alexander The Great also adopted the same strategy in Europe. But in Asia following such an aggressive war strategy was not possible without any big natural or artificial support.

How climate change supported Genghis Khan?

Yes it was the blessings of climate change which made him move with his millions of soldiers without any machine-based transport. Horses were the main source of travelling those days.

He covered the distance of thousands of miles because of a favorable climate after a heavy spell of drought. People of his kingdom suffered a huge bout of drought and famine which eventually turned into a humid climate with natural changes in climate cycle. Its causes were natural that is why deniers can refer it to prove their viewpoint now specially in USA.

Drought in Tharparkar of Pakistan

Genghis KhanRecently a worst spell of drought hit the district of Tharparkar in Pakistan. The rulers of the province of Sindh where Tharparkar is situated have admitted their negligence. Eventually they took every step to relieve the drought-ridden people. But they were unable to deliver at the grassroots level because of rampant corruption in distribution infrastructure. But they were not much worried because it is common in poor country to face huge losses because of any natural havoc. A handful of aware people just make hue and cry while a huge lot of unaware people keep blindly following the corrupt leaders. After the passage of time all forget the issue and get ready to suffer from another problem. It is common in most of the poor regions of the world.

Real test of Obama

The real test is for President Obama who won the second-time presidential elections on climate change after sweeping the first one on slogan of change. But now he cannot fulfill his green promise because he is flanked by supporters of big giants or we can say them the main contributors of climate change. He has to take both sides of the divide – the deniers of climate change and green advocates. It is part of his presidential job. It already sent a shock-wave all around the world when a group of Senators joined a talkathon to reach to any conclusion but it had to wind up the great green debate inconclusively.

Crisis in USA

USA is already facing slowdown that is creeping in economy and it is badly impacting the job markets. On another front it has to now rationalize its aggressive war policy and has to call back its army from various parts of the world. Earlier it tried to be champion of restoring peace everywhere but now its policy makers understand the dictum which says first your home then your neighborhood. It is good that US leaders now fully understand the changing dynamics of world politics in uni-polar world. If there is one super power in the world, it does not mean it is the master of all. It means it is the well-wisher of all with the objective to never let anyone to compete with it.

It is widely admitted that electing for third time is not possible in US so Obama cannot save his skin by giving any lollypop to green pressure groups and pass the rest of the time. If he fails to take any practically viable step for the cause of climate change he will be remembered as grey president of US. He does know that his political image is now purely dependent upon how historians of future define his tenure of presidentship.

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