Indonesia: As forests die, expect hotter days, longer droughts

As Indonesia's forests go up in smoke, the world may be losing a lot more than we currently understand.

In one instance, deforestation in Borneo nearly eradicated a potential anti-HIV drug before it was discovered.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2019, with the headline 'Indonesia: As forests die, expect hotter days, longer droughts'. Print Edition | Subscribe