From a Nature Conservancy Press Release:
_New Nature Conservancy-funded research shows that across the U.S. and in other developed nations, people are spending far less time outdoors than ever before. . . .
“As a scientist and a conservationist, I find these results almost terrifying,” said Oliver Pergams, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago and lead author of the study.† “We are seeing a fundamental shift away from people’s interest in nature, not just in the US but in other countries, too.† The consequences of this could be deep and far-ranging for health, for human well-being, and for the future of the planet.”_