How can an economy value natural resources like air, water, and soil?

OPINION: Interview with Filmmaker and ecologist John D. Liu.

There’s nothing wrong with the Earth. It’s human understanding that has created a distorted economy. And the things which are truly valuable have been devalued. And the things which are not so valuable because they’re going to end up in the junk pile as toxic waste—leaking, oozing toxic substances into our water and our soil—have been valued higher than what is truly valuable. Now if we invert that and we understand that the air, the water, the soil, the biodiversity are much more valuable. Not just a little bit more valuable but much more valuable than everything that human beings have ever made and anything that human beings ever will make. Then we’re starting to get to the right place.