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Indonesian fires a “crime against humanity”, nature, and the global climate

10 Nov 2015

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A man-made firestorm of a magnitude not seen for 20 years continues to burn across Indonesia, putting the country on track to emit more carbon than the UK’s entire annual output, and pushing it up the list from the world’s sixth largest emitter to fourth in a matter of weeks. With upwards of 4.2 million acres of forest and peatland now burned, the fires have been labelled a “crime against humanity”.

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