Climate Change and Social Pacts

by | December 8, 2019



Whilst carrying out fieldwork this summer, I heard locals from the island of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, speak of the deep social bonds we have with the natural elements – particularly water, the wind and the sea. Just like the rest of the world, some locals are concerned with how our actions in recent times have had a negative impact on the environment. However, they see these changes as stemming from a spiritual relationship with nature – an abuse of the social pact forged between humans and the environment.∎


Words and Video by Marissa Gonzalez.