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Total devastation in East Kalimantan
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- Title Total devastation in East Kalimantan
- Released 08/02/2002 1:23 pm
- Copyright Dr Florian Siegert
A scene of total devastation after peat swamp fires in East Kilamantan, Borneo. In the fires of 2002 some 20 to 30 cm of peat was burnt off, releasing millions of extra tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere. It is a characteristic of such fires that almost all the trees get killed but most of the other above ground biomass remains unburnt.