Muhammad Rizqi Nurmizan
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South Sumatra, Indonesia Under the Threat of Land Fires and El Nino

Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia Science & Environment, Natural Disasters, Breaking News, Climate Change 24 Aug 2023

Land fires have hit South Sumatra, Indonesia, as the dry season has begun. This condition is exacerbated by warming sea surface temperatures, El Nino. This makes the weather drier and the land more vulnerable to fire. Fires also hit peatlands, land with special characteristics that are highly flammable but difficult to extinguish. The fires threaten plantation areas and community settlements, as well as causing a haze disaster that could lead to health problems.
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