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Contact: Kevin Krajick
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The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Horsepower

Caption: New research suggests that unusual weather aided the rise of the Mongol empire in the 1200s. Many modern Mongolians live as their ancestors did -- but climate change may finally drive them off their land.

Credit: Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute, Columbia University

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