Why is the Amazon burning? Thom considers the factors that have lead to the crisis and how our food consumption patterns make a difference. ~ Thom speaks with David Korten of the Living Economies Forum on how an extinction event could actually SAVE the human race. The growth of GDP has been aimed at increasing the bank accounts of billionaires and not focusing on long term survival on the planet. ~ Fascism is using environmentalism as a new tactic to get young people to join what is being called Eco-fascism. Mustafa Santiago Ali of the The National Wildlife Federation joins the Thom Hartmann program to explain the nearly contradictory politics of Eco-fascism. ~ Donald Trump is trying to gut national forest protections, clearing the way for logging, mining and other environmentally destructive acts. Fighting the Trump administration on the destruction of our forests for profit and their plots to remove protections for our wild areas, Susan Jane Brown of The Western Environmental Law Center joins Thom to discuss the need to shift environmental decision making back in public view. ~ Thom's Geeky Science Fact on antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment.