Not all real or imagined interactions with nature are positive. Researchers report in a study published in People and Nature that “internet searches indicate a growing prevalence of various biophobias across the world. Countries with larger urban populations show interest in a broader range of nature-related phobias, supporting the idea that urban living may be linked with fear and disgust towards nature.
“Online Searches Point to Growing Prevalence of Nature-Related Phobias in Urban Populations.” 2023. Press release, University of Turku, https://www.utu.fi/en/news/press-release/online-searches-point-to-growing-prevalence-of-nature-related-phobias-in-urban