Tag: Indonesia

El Niño Is So Last Year, Here Comes La Niña to Bring Havoc


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by Eko Listiyorini January 6, 2016 As the effects of the most severe El Niño in almost 20 years still reverberate globally, parts of the world are already preparing for La Niña. Indonesia is set to distribute water pumps to farmers and is assessing its rice stockpiles in anticipation […]

The Worst Forest Fires


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The Jakarta Post | Editorial | November 01 2015 The forest and peatland fires and smog, billed the worst in Indonesian history, still dominated media headlines this week, with thousands of hot spots covering Sumatra and Kalimantan. At least 19 people in Sumatra and Kalimantan have died, and […]

Indonesian Carbon Emissions Set to Cross 2006 Crisis Level


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David Fogarty, The Straits Times/ANN | National | October 22 2015 Emissions from forest and land fires in Indonesia have rocketed in the past two weeks and will today surpass the total emissions for the 2006 fire crisis, the country’s second-worst on record, according to an analysis of […]

El Nino’s devastating effect on Indonesia


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El Niño has hit Indonesia with extreme drought, crop losses and fires, estimated to cost the Asian country more than the $5 billion in damage caused when the weather phenomenon struck the last time. Article

Indonesian fires are pouring huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere


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By Chris Mooney October 20 Thick haze blankets Indonesia   A fishing village is blanketed in haze in Indonesia after slash-and-burn agriculture practices and unusually dry conditions led to uncontrollable fires. (Reuters) Last week, I noted a staggering statistic: Raging fires in Indonesia — the result of both […]

Indonesia’s Fire Outbreaks Producing More Daily Emissions than Entire US Economy


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Nancy Harris, Susan Minnemeyer, Fred Stolle and Octavia Aris Payne – October 16, 2015           According to estimates released this week by Guido van der Werf on the Global Fire Emissions Database, there have been nearly 100,000 active fire detections in Indonesia so far […]