Genghis Khan Statue
Why on earth would anyone commission a bronze statue of Genghis Khan on horseback to stand at Marble Arch in London (title link)? The man was a psychopath who killed 40 million people. The Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology found that carbon levels plummeted at that time, because so few people were left to cultivate the land and trees grew in place of crops. The researchers estimate nearly 700 million tons of carbon were removed from the atmosphere (CLICK). Anyway, above is the contentious piece: Dashi Namdakov's 16ft tall Genghis Khan (2012).