“The Fires In Indonesia Are A Health And Climate Nightmare”

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/09/3711029/indonesia-fire-problem/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cptop3

Indonesia is in the midst of the worst spate of forest fires in nearly two decades, sending choking smoke across Southeast Asia, releasing tons of carbon, and destroying thousands of acres of peat forest, one of the world’s most effective carbon sinks. The president of the island nation called for assistance this week from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and Russia to help fight the fires, which have been smoldering for months now.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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