Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmer, study finds

Source: Science Daily

In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations. New research shows that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region. The added warming could affect plants and animals and make parts of the country more vulnerable to wildfires.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171025090524.htm