Can our oceans be saved?

An international youth conference in Saint John got a grim look on how the impact humans have had on ocean environment.

Elizabeth May of the Sierra Club of Canada told the gathering about the collapse of the Northern Cod stock and the near-extinction of the North Atlantic Right whale. As people pollute, over-fishing and contribute to global warming, May says we are playing Russian Roulette with life on earth.

Young people agree

Her message got across to those at the meeting.

Eric Arseneault agrees.

Not too late, if gov'ts act

Still, it's not all doom and gloom for Elizabeth May. She believes the environment can become healthy again, but only if we stop the abuse.

In the end, however, May says it will be up to governments to introduce tough anti-pollution laws, and they'll do so only if people demand it.