Indonesia is on fire

Indonesia is on fire. Fires are connected with slash and burn practices used to clear deforested areas in order to plant oil palm. Here is a series of pictures from NASA that depict the extent of fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Good thing I won’t be in central/southern for another month at least, hopefully the rain season will have arrived by then.

nasa_borneoImage of South Kalimantan on fire, captured on October 19th by Jeff Schmaltz (LANCE MODIS Rapid Response) and Adam Voiland (NASA Earth Observatory). Image by NASA taken from this article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/10/indonesias-massive-haze-problem-is-jokowis-big-opportunity/

Picture of Earth taken by NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory DSCOVR, located ~1 million miles from our planet. The area above Kalimantan and Sumatra is covered by a grey cloud of smoke. http://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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