Decline of human relationship to nature

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Disruption of biological rhythms
Disconnection of people from the rhythms of nature
Separation of people from biological rhythms
Loss of contact with nature
Psychic alienation of humanity from nature
Spirit-nature dualism
Estrangement from nature
Loss of psychological balance with nature

The accelerated time frames of industrialized societies separate people from the rhythms of nature, distancing them from the periodicities that make up the many physiological time worlds of the biosphere. Humanity has developed an artificial time environment governed by mechanical contrivances and electronic impulses. This linear form of time is quantitative, fast-paced, efficient and predictable.


Isolation from nature is not just a matter of living in cities. Even more important, it involves a momentous change in man's outlook on the world. Men do not simply coexist with nature; they search for meaning in it. All religions in their integrative functions and rituals explain and support the basic solidarity between man and nature. Such beliefs help create and sustain the bond between man and the external world.


Broader Problems:
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
09.04.2019 – 15:03 CEST