Each week, new statistics are released regarding the economy. They are almost always focused on things like productivity and industrial output. But in many ways, that output is dependent on something else: Mother Nature. It is from the Earth that we gather the raw materials to create everything we make. We prospect for oil and metals and benefit from the diversity of the plant and animal life, for everything from ingredients for pharmaceuticals to bees pollinating the crops we eat. All of those resources have a distinct economic value, but no one has taken on the task to calculate, in real dollar terms, the value of the natural resources the entire world uses. Until now. Joining us tonight is environmentalist Tony Juniper, who has written the book “What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?” (published by Synergetic Press). He explains the reason why we need to protect the environment for our own economic good.