Looks familiar? No, it’s not Australia. It’s firefighters battling againsta forest fire in Kampar, Riau province, Indonesia. Photo: AP
Chandran Nair
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Chandran Nair

Climate change: why do Western environmental crises get more media attention than Asian ones?

  • Australia’s bush fires have dominated global headlines for months, but the forest fires of Borneo and Sumatra affected many more people
  • This is because the climate change debate hinges on a Western framework that distorts and oversimplifies the problem
Looks familiar? No, it’s not Australia. It’s firefighters battling againsta forest fire in Kampar, Riau province, Indonesia. Photo: AP
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