Hit by haze again

That we “share the same sky” and “breathe the same air” might be truisms. But nothing drives home our inter-connectedness and inter-dependence like breathing in smoky, hazy air and having reduced visibility. Yes, the haze is back. And the problem, a fairly wicked one. No one actor, even if that actor is a nation-state, can tackle this problem alone. Trees burn in Java or Sumatra and the Malaysian Peninsula is smothered by haze. And even tiny Singapore, so often spared from nature’s worst by surrounding land masses, is not immune to this scourge.