The fate of the Polar bear is really related to the extent of sea ice. Or so the theory goes. This blog has discussed how much sea ice does effect the viability of the polar bear. There is great variability in sea ice generally when you compare Hudson Bay with other areas because Hudson Bay is unique as the most southern locale of polar bear habitat. A previous post catalogued the adjectives used in the media to describe the extent of sea ice (or lack thereof). "Grim", "horrifying", "shocking" were just a sample of the words used to influence your opinion.
Below you will find a "how to" guide to forming your own opinion.
Next go to a graphic that will allow you compare any two days since the satellite started collecting data. You can be right up to date when you look here. The graphic should look like this:
These amazing graphics are provided by "The Cryosphere Today".
After you have done your analysis and formed your own opinion let’s hear your opinion. Send a comment to this entry!