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El Nino / Weather / Indonesia #372689

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1997
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(Washington: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Indonesia: Barry Petersen) How the rise in both the height and heat of the ocean surface caused by El Nino shifts trade winds thus exacerbating forest fires and starvation around the globe examined; scenes shown of Americans fighting forest fires in Indonesia. [US Forest Service Joe MADER, co-pilot Matthew THOMAS, forest ranger Benzar SITUMBOL - talk about the drought that causes the forest fires to burn out of control.] Relief operations in many nations noted.

(Washington: Dan Rather) Tomorrow's El Nino watch previewed.

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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