February 26, 2014
I was supposed to have gone on a familiarization trip to Riau last weekend to see how the Indonesians' forestry industry is carried out in a sustainable way. It would include a visit to a paper mill. That was the plan a month ago. Then, two weeks before the tour, we were told it was to be re-scheduled. In the days to follow, we have a haze situation. There are now more than a hundred hotspots in Riau from burning of forests in the dry weather. The PSI shot up to 78. Presumably, that's why the trip was cancelled.