Jean-Michel Cousteau | TEDxRio+20
At 74 years old, Jean-Michel Cousteu, son of the explorer Jacques Cousteau, till considers himself to be a sponge that is always absorbing new lessons, like children do. From a childhood in a family that is dedicated to the oceans he brings exceptional experiences, such as arriving late to school because he was hunting octopus, that he sold after class to the police chief. But the memory of living in connection to the oceans is crystal clear: without water, there is no live and the water on Earth is only one. At 61 years old, the environmental activist founded the Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit organization that seeks sustainable solutions for the ocean and marine life. “Everything is interconnected and we are not just visitors on this planet. Those who protect the oceans are protecting themselves,” he teaches.