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Flashcards in Weather & Climate - Indonesia forest fires Deck (7):
1

On which island is Kalimantan?

Borneo

2

Give 3 causes of fires in Kalimantan

Slash & burn farming, burning of rice paddies, natural fires

3

How many fires were there in the Kalimantan area in 2015?

10,000

4

For how long must the fires burn to emit the same carbon dioxide emissions than the UK in a year?

1 month

5

How many deaths have there been in the last decade due to forest fires?

100,000

6

How many soldiers were deployed in 2015 to put out the fires?

22,000

7

Name 2 ways in which the fires are put out

Fires are beaten out with wet sacks, helicopters drop water on the fires