Freeze-up in Western Hudson Bay is finally underway. It’s no later this year than average, similar to last year.
This rather contradicts the hysterical hue and cry from the tag-team of Polar Bears International (PBI) spokesperson Steven Amstrup and Guardian reporter Suzanne Goldenberg last week during PBI’s “Polar Bear Week” propaganda blitz (see previous posts here, here, and here),
So much for the trend towards later freeze-up dates that PBI says is endangering polar bears in Western Hudson Bay.
On-the-ground observers confirm polar bears are preparing to move out and sea ice maps show the ice is forming very rapidly — see maps and quotes below.