Forest fires destroying vital buffer against climate change

France 24 | Sep 13, 2019 at 4:56 AM
  • With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global warming.
  • The latest serious outbreak is in Indonesia, where smog-belching fires started to clear land for agriculture are burning out of control, blanketing the region in toxic smog.
  • The country’s disaster agency estimates that from January to August, about 328,000 hectares (810,000 acres) of land was burned.