An Old Forest Like Me

The rainforest is generous. It has always been there for us. It supplies us with wood from its trees and medicine from its plants. It even allows us escape into its beauty. It has watched us leave time and again, but we always come back. We know how to make things, amazing things, so why would we need an old forest anymore? We breathe air, and the rainforest makes air. If we lose our forests, we lose our climate.

Kevin Spacey is the Rainforest in Conservation International’s Nature is Speaking series.