Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

A great tract of Earth is on fire. It looks as you might imagine hell to be. The air has turned ochre: visibility in some cities has been reduced to 30 metres. Children are being prepared for evacuation in warships; already some have choked to death. Species are going up in smoke at an untold rate. It is almost certainly the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st century – so far.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:23Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%FullscreenFacebook Twitter PinterestShocking drone footage captured by Greenpeace field researchers shows extensive peat and forest fires burning in Indonesia in early October.And the media? It’s talking about the dress the Duchess of Cambridge wore to the James Bond premiere, Donald Trump’s idiocy du jour and who got eliminated from the Halloween episode of Dancing with the Stars. The great debate of the week, dominating the news across much of the world? Sausages: are they really so bad for your health?

Source: Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

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A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.
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