Saturday, June 12, 2010

In Memoriam

Today would have been the 100th birth day of Jacques Cousteau. A friend sent along this video this morning in memory of his fine work that's so appropriate today and I wanted to share it with y'all along with a couple quotes from him.

"If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed [and] if we are not willing [to change], we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect."

"Every person has the right to inherit an uncontaminated planet on which all forms of life may flourish."

"The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years."

Sad that our leaders haven't heeded his words. He is not resting in peace.

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!!



  1. Jacques Cousteau was one of the [short] biographies that was a part of my reading tradebooks collection with the [5th grade] kids. I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for him. His love of the ocean was a passion of his; he would be sick about the continuing gusher of oil.

  2. Good to see you.

  3. He was a remarkable man and opened up a whole new world to those of us who could not got there on our own.

  4. Did not miss a single one of his television programs and read all his book when I was a kid. Happy Birthday Mr. C.

  5. Yes, he is not resting comfortably and I am so distressed with what is happening with the oil that continues to flow in our ocean.

  6. It is sad to know the legacy we are leaving our children and grandchildren.

  7. To see this and know what's happened in the Gulf is heartbreaking.

  8. Strange confluence of events....

  9. Kay . . . He was a terrific influence and a clever, resourceful person. In addition to his work for National Geographic and other learned publications, I believe he also had a hand in inventing the AQUALUNG that revolutionized underwater exploration.

    His son carries on with many of Jacques activities but so far does not seem quite as successful. Still, he too has made significant contributions to our understanding of the sea. The Cousteau family tradition.



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