The Indonesian farmers carry out the ¡°slash-and-burn¡± method to clear the forest and make more land for crop planting. This method is definitely the cheapest and fastest way to obtain a cleared space. However, it causes serious consequences to the environment, causing severe haze to contaminate the air in neighbouring countries.
Surprisingly, Wikipedia.com recorded that one of local villagers interviewed ¡°appeared to be unconcerned with the smog, saying it was ¡®normal¡¯.¡± The villager said, ¡°If we do not burn the forest, where are we going to get our food from?¡±
This negligent attitude will not be tolerated by the neighbouring countries. The result of their self-centeredness is the inconvenience and torment which neighbouring countries had to endure for many weeks after the burnings started.
The farmers would have to be educated about the effects of their inconsiderate actions. That is also why we are doing this project, to inform the Indonesian farmers hear clearly on behalf of the world, ¡°Stop with your burning! You are damaging the environment!¡±