A quote from that article...nibble wrote: ↑Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:29 am Another climate warming catastrophe in the making
"BENTUK JAYA, Indonesia — Indonesia has been clearing tens of thousands of acres of densely vegetated peatland for farming, releasing massive amounts of carbon that had been sequestered below for centuries and destroying one of the Earth’s most effective means of storing greenhouse gases. "
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/in ... r-BB1gVLax
I remember previous outbreaks of "The Haze" which blankets the whole region. At the time it was the immediate health effects that were front of mind, but I didn't lock it in as a climate change mega-disaster. More recently I keep thinking 2023 was a really really terrible year, with its Canadian and Hawaian fires, record temperatures, sea ice disappearance and ocean heat shocks. But there have been so many of these events before 2023, it's hard to keep track.Activists in other countries point to Indonesia as a cautionary tale. In 2015, huge fires across Indonesia’s degraded peatlands emitted more greenhouse gases than the entire European Union over several months, amounting to what the United Nations called “one of the worst environmental disasters of our century.” The fires blanketed Southeast Asia in a thick haze, causing the premature deaths of more than 100,000 people, estimated Harvard University researchers.
Once again I feel like we are doomed, we will see economic collapse, mass migration, climate megadeaths in my lifetime, the energy transition hasn't been enough to stop emissions from rising.