Climate Change - Now is the Time for Action: COP 23

November 16, 2017
IraMeyer_PolarBear_Print_1.jpgWe have seen our planet from space, had access to the deepest canyons of the ocean, deciphered the infinitesimal DNA structure of life, and discovered unimaginable species—but we’ve also seen our own destructive influence on the planet’s complex network of life ...

Climate Action is in Our Hands

June 3, 2017
IraMeyer_PolarBear_Print_1.jpgWe have seen our planet from space, had access to the deepest canyons of the ocean, deciphered the infinitesimal DNA structure of life, and discovered unimaginable species—but we’ve also seen our own destructive influence on the planet’s complex network of life ...

Creating the Energy Future We Need

February 22, 2017
wind power ca 54 ed_1.jpg The recent election of President Donald Trump is disheartening for the environment for many reasons. During his campaign, he repeatedly spoke about supporting more oil and gas drilling on public lands, the oceans and the Arctic ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Joins World Leaders for Oceania 22

P1210305_1.JPGIn New Caledonia, Jean-Michel Cousteau joined world leaders for the Oceania 22 Meetings on April 11-13, 2016, for the Fourth Pacific Summit on Sustainable Development ...

El Niño: The Not So Little Global Event

February 24, 2016
Holly Lohuis, marine biologist with Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society team, safely dives with Humboldt squid.  Ecologically the northern migration of this supreme predator is an important message of our changing seas. Photo by: Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyAs ocean temperatures climb in the eastern Pacific Ocean along the equatorial coast of the Americas, a cascade of events begins to unfold ...

An Exciting and Crucial Moment in History: Paris Climate Conference 2015

December 10, 2015
Climate change will affect every one of us, we must take serious actions now so that future generations may have the same privileges we have had the honor to know.  © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyMany things have changed since my childhood days growing up in the south of France. I have witnessed beautiful, untouched treasures on earth, and I have seen the destructive consequences of human’s careless actions ...

Statement for World Decision-Makers at the UN Climate Conference in Paris

December 9, 2015
IraMeyer - PolarBearTime is running out. There has been enough talking. We must take actions now to change the course of our global future ...

Oceania 21 – Third Pacific Summit in New Caledonia

May 13, 2015
aerial014TO_0_0.jpg We are all are connected to the Pacific, one way or another. Today we have not only the responsibility to care for our ocean home, but also the privilege – the only species – that has the choice not to disappear ...

Earth Hour 2015

March 27, 2015
CEV4535_0.jpg Join Jean-Michel Cousteau and the OFS team on Saturday March 28th for Earth Hour, a worldwide initiative celebrating the power of individuals, communities, and businesses to come together ...

Ocean Acidification: Crumbling the Shells of the Sea

September 25, 2014
Because colder water is able to absorb and hold more gasses, and therefore absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, places like the Pacific NW, home to the Giant Pacific Octopus  (Enteroctopus dolfleini), are more at risk from ocean acidification.  Ocean Futures Society diver Matt Ferraro comes face-to-face with one of these giants of the deep.  ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society What we hold at stake here is not the future of the planet – for in the long-term the planet will certainly endure. Truly, what we hold at stake is the future of us ...