In a world where we hear a lot of bad news, there hasn’t been anything much more distressing than the story out of the Amazon, where there has been an 84% increase in forest fires over 2018. Often referred to as “Earth’s lungs,” these fires are having a devastating impact on the environment and the climate. But there are other stories from the Amazon forest that need to be told as well, such as the toll these fires will take on biodiversity and the indigenous communities that inhabit the region. Aside from those indigenous communities themselves, there is no more knowledgeable expert in the world on this subject than my next guest. He is ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin, the Co-founder and CEO of the Amazon Conservation Team.