An irrational fear of element 6 of the periodic table, from which all organic life is based. Promoted by such great bastions of scientific research such MTV, Current TV, and Al Gore.
Currently a source of great hysteria. Carbophobia has reached such levels its become its own religion. It rewards believers and punishes infidels and has its own apocalyptic end of the world scenario.
Often a substitute for deeper personal issues regarding the dislike of other human beings, their ability to warm themselves, cook, and transport themselves through the use of this element. and when faced with conflicting science, victims of carbophobia are prone to religious like reflexes and seek to punish disbelievers by excommunication and ridicule. Viewed by many government figures as a convenient source of new tax funds.