Forest Fires Smoke Killed Approximately 100,000 People in 2015

"Forest fire" by Ervins Strauhmanis licensed under CC BY 2.0
Forest fire” by Ervins Strauhmanis licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: Green Peace

Forest fire smoke in Malaysia and Indonesia killed an estimated 100,000 people in both countries, according to a study conducted by a group of scientists.

“Now that we know the scale of the death toll, failure to act immediately to stem the loss of life would be a crime,” said Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Yuyun Indradi, as reported by Grist and Green Peace.

A rage for agriculture development in both areas has resulted in a multitude of forest fires, unlocking hundreds of years of carbon that is then released into the areas where people breathe particles from peat fire smoke.

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