El Niño has hit Indonesia with extreme drought, crop losses and fires, estimated to cost the Asian country more than the $5billion in damage caused when the weather phenomenon struck the last time.
El Niño has hit Indonesia hard, bringing about extreme drought, loss of crops and fires. The last time El-Niño struck with comparable force, it cost Indonesia nearly 5bn US-dollars.
Floods in South America and England, spring temperatures in Europe, tornadoes in the US - of all these weather phenomena, only the ones in the southern hemisphere can be linked to El Niño.
Indonesia has regularly grabbed headlines with its forest fires that have caused health and environmental problems across Southeast Asia. Although the fires can be predicted, they haven't so far been prevented. Why?
Indonesia's leading Islamic clerical body has issued a fatwa against the willful starting of forest fires in a bid to prevent the choking haze that smothered it and neighboring countries last year.
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