Are modern British children suffering from 'nature deficit disorder'?

We human beings need to stay in touch with nature for our own sakes – many a study shows how much better people feel when in sight of trees. Yet even more to the point, nature itself needs us to stay in touch. Many politicians and scientists have told us that we can and should "conquer" nature, and have called this "progress". In reality, nature will always be beyond our ken and way beyond our control, except here and there – but we do have the power to destroy vast swathes of it. In the end, the fate of all our fellow creatures and their habitats depends largely on our attitude towards them. But also whether or not we ourselves survive, and in what numbers and in what state, depends on how well we look after the rest. For our sake as well as theirs we need to give a damn.

Source  - Guardian