Hudson Bay sea ice cover same as that of the 1980S

Article Link: https://electroverse.net/hudson-bay-sea-ice-cover-same-as-that-of-the-1980s/

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

On the back of the recent revelation that both Antarctic Sea Ice extent and concentration are greater now than in 1980, vast swathes of its northern counterpart appear to be following suit. As originally reported on July 6 on zoologist Susan Crockford’s website, polarbearscience.com, Hudson Bay sea ice cover in June 2020 tracked the early-summers of the 1980s — a decade widely regarded as the good old days for Western Hudson Bay polar bears. As of the end of June 2020, writes Crockford, very concentrated ice (9/10-10/10) more than 1 metre thick still covered most of the bay and there was still no open water near Churchill along the west coast down into James Bay: