The setting is making it difficult for people because people are arguing a lot because of what they are seeing on the planet. This is affecting Sam because now people are wanting Sam to go back home. The setting is also making people feel depressed.
How is this happening?
Yeah I am so happy.
It wasn't a hallucination it was the insects.
The setting effected Sam because now they are out in space in the orbit of the planet and they weren't allowed back on the planet unless in the dom because they have to protect the environment. Also now Sam gets to stay on the planet and continue his job.