The haze continues, bringing with it five pages of haze-related news in the Straits Times and increased sales of facemasks. It’s unpleasant, although interesting to see the way in which massive environmental change is dealt with, outside of UK TV preconstructions: good preparation. Mr Sustrohandoyo, a fellow at a Jakarta institution thinking about the haze, said
“We realise now that Singaporeans and Malaysians are suffering not only in terms of health, but also in terms of economic consequences”
– when it was only health at stake, of course, things weren’t so urgent.
There are some small moments of relief, however: the organisation tracking the areas in Indonesia currently burning, or the “hot spots”, is CRISP.