Signs of nature

Kompas – June 25, 2016
Signs of nature

Man: You have to be sensitive in reading the 'signs of nature' so you don't fumble around and get fatalistic

The rapid expansion of extractive industries thanks to unruly permit issuance and pro-business bylaws has led to a series of deadly floods and landslides in several parts of Indonesia, particularly in Java, which has seen its forest cover decline from 15% in the early 1990s to 3% today. According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, around 124 million people – almost half the country's population – are now living in areas prone to landslides.