It is a rare day when the networks file from Indonesia. So what a treat when both ABC and NBC pitch in! The news hook was a United Nations conference on global warming in Bali, which led to scrutiny of Indonesia's practice of using fire to clear rain forests for agriculture. The fires make Indonesia the nation with the third heaviest emissions of carbon dioxide, after the United States and China, Ian Williams told us in NBC's Our Planet feature. Williams took the development angle showing the mass conversion of Borneo's heartland into palm oil plantations. ABC, perhaps inspired by Bill Blakemore's success with chimpanzees on Monday, made it an adorable animal story. Nick Watt played with orphan orangutans, displaced by the destruction of their ecosystem, in a sanctuary in Nyaru Menteng.
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