A bit long, but here’s an article that asks:Does the loss of the natural world degrade mental health?
Excerpt: “While the modern world’s diminished landscapes may contribute to malaise, so too does the modern mind, with its heavy bent toward apathy and consumer appetites, facilitate ecological degradation. The current state of the world is in and of itself a symptom of an ‘insane disconnection between humans and the environment,’ says Buzzell. ‘From top to bottom across modern culture, this rift is evident. It’s a form of insanity that we’re in the process of destroying our own life support systems.’