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Contact: Kevin Krajick
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Byambasurem Oyunsanaa, Columbia University

Caption: More rainfall means more grass, which would mean more war horses for Mongol cavalry. Ecologist Byambasurem Oyunsanaa plots plant abundance on the modern steppe.

Credit: Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute, Columbia University

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