Indonesia Forest Fires Interactive

Indonesia Forest Fires Interactive

The annual dry season’s systematic land clearing exercise in the last six months detected over 130,000 hotspots across the sprawling Indonesian archipelago, brought on a catastrophic environmental disaster to the region, in terms of public health, business losses, and the destruction of millions of acres of virgin forests. On occasions, the pollutant index for southern Kalimantan and Sumatra reached well over the upper limit of the hazardous range for human survival by 1000%, but the central government in Jakarta on Java island seemed unperturbed, as the wind directions do not carry the haze to them. This short pictorial article provides some idea of the dynamics of the annual burning practice.

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2015/dec/01/indonesia-forest-fires-how-the-years-worst-environmental-disaster-unfolded-interactive