Friday, March 28, 2008

What is Jean-Michel Cousteau reading?

Underwater documentarian Jean-Michel Cousteau talked to the Christian Science Monitor about what he has been listening to and watching. And reading:
I'm reading the book that Ed Begley Jr., the actor, has produced [Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life]. He's on the cover and holding a light bulb. I know him – not well, but we've been at many events together. For example, he is telling us, and rightfully so, that if you have an electric car, you think you're doing the right thing. No you're not. Because you're plugging your electric car in a socket and that energy that is taking care of your batteries is coming from a power plant. And that power plant, in many instances, is powered by fuel, by oil. That's why, at least for now, hybrids are better because you create your own energy by driving.
Read about Cousteau's viewing and musical enthusiasms.

--Marshal Zeringue