Bill Maher Interviews Philippe Cousteau on Future of Gulf of Mexico

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on May 31, 2010
get elephant's newsletter

I love Bill Maher and now I love Philippe Cousteau, Jr. Grandson of Jacques Cousteau, his passion for the environment and our oceans wasn’t just handed down… it’s real, inspiring. I couldn’t wait to watch him, take in every word, as he discussed BP’s Deepwater Horizon mess in the Gulf with Bill Maher.

I was especially captivated (swooning, mind you) when Philippe said to Bill,

“I could cut my leg off, I could cut my arm off, I could gouge my eye out, I’d still probably survive, but not very well, and that’s what we’re doing to the ocean. It’s the life support system of this planet. We’ve been dumping in it, we’ve been polluting it, we’ve been destroying it for decades, and we’re essentially maiming ourselves… It’s not a question of whether the oceans can take anymore. The ocean can’t take any more. They couldn’t take any more fifty years ago. The question is, ‘when are we going to stop?”

Photo: Flickr by hawkfish

If not now, when? If not us, who? What will it take to make us realize it’s time for oil-aholic rehab?

Philippe Cousteau serves as CEO of EarthEcho International, a non-profit organization he founded with his sister and mother.


Elephant:Now a new feature on Elephant Journal—enabling you to instantly share your mindful ideas, photos, art, YouTube videos/Instagram links & writings with our 5 million readers. Try it Now.

Write Now

About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


One Response to “Bill Maher Interviews Philippe Cousteau on Future of Gulf of Mexico”

  1. […] The only thing this bloody brilliant video gets wrong is that BP's not losing billions–they're losing only a tiny fraction of what they make in a single day. […]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.