There have been over 35,000 fires in Indonesia already this year, but the worst is yet to come

Smog covers trees during a forest fire in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan - RC174510A660

Toxic smoke is released as trees burn, releasing the trapped carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Image: REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Maria C. Lo Bue
Research Associate, Development Economics, United Nations University
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A helicopter releases water to extinguish forest fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia, September 2019.
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A family rides through thick haze in Kalimantan, 2015.
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