Climate change is like a wave, it is difficult to measure, but not impossible. It ascends and descends, and that makes us think that sometimes the problem is not as big as we imagined.
Sargassum, for example, is a macroalgae that is beneficial for its ecosystem as it provides food and protection for living beings. However, in 2014 it began to behave abnormally and in the last 6 years, the coasts of the Mexican Caribbean have seen this natural phenomenon become unnatural.
Unexpectedly during the summer, the amount of sargassum that reached the coasts began to increase year by year, turning the turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya into almost black waters that gave off a strong smell of sulfur for months.
This has not only affected the quality of the water, it also affects the quality of life of its ecosystem; On one hand, the animals that depend on this macroalgae are now in danger of becoming entangled or dying from lack of oxygen due to the eutrophication of sargassum. On the other hand, human beings living in this area have been economically, socially and psychologically affected due to the uncertainty of the situation.
This project (still in progress), seeks to show the parallelisms generated by the impact of climate change, how far or close we are, contrasting sensations and perceptions.