Jacques Cousteau was one of the greatest explorers and adventurers of our time, but he was also a scientist, researcher, filmmaker, author, innovator and conservationist. When he passed away in 1997 at the age of 87, the internet was still in its infancy, but globalization and global interconnectedness were already relevant terms and Cousteau also saw that interconnectedness in the environment and in the oceans where he spent so much of his life.
“However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.”
Those words rang true when Cousteau first spoke them many years ago and now, nearly two decades after his death, they hold even more significance. So get out there and travel, get connected and meet the people with whom we share this great planet.