Worst Environmental Disaster of the Century so far... and not in the news
I certainly hadn't heard much about it, but here it is: fires consuming not just trees but the actual land upon which they sit in Indonesia. In 1997 a similar event led to a missing cohort of children under three, as the particulate matter led to thousands of prenatal deaths. This year, with our pending record El Nino, is leading to the same kind of conditions. Here's what satellites saw that year.
I hope that the Indonesian government and others can get together to stop a similar disaster- if it isn't already too late. Read the article for the full story!