Icebreaker in Hudson Bay – In late July

Email from reader on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay.

Hi Robert,

I’m in Puvirnituk, Nunavik, and the merchant ships had to call in the ice breaker to open the water ways to get out of the Hudson bay. Ii can see the ice breaker in the distance. It is sitting there waiting for the boats to finish unloading.

When asked about the ice everyone is saying it’s not normal this time of year.

Have a nice day.

Sidney Beauvais

Location of Puvirnituk, Nunavik

13 thoughts on “Icebreaker in Hudson Bay – In late July”

  1. As I mentioned already, the process of record breaking cold and record breaking snow have long started across the high latitudes for many years already. Therefore it is not unreasonable to postulate that going forward in time, Hudson Bay and the Canadian archipelago might be key to when the Laurentide ice sheet returns. With record breaking cold and snow occurring almost yearly now in the higher latitudes of the Northern hemisphere, this process has likely already commenced.

  2. If it’s going to slash NYC’s dewpoint by 20 in summer, yeah ice ice baby.Enough with dewpoint in mid 70’s at night.Water vapor is evil not co2.

  3. every year the soils dont warm up as much
    every year the ice n snows either dont go or are later in melting
    I do harp on it a bit…;-) but a very old book i have written as fiction but by 2 chaps who were actually weather related employment wise held the theory that it would take 6 winters to be enough to cause the cascade effect to a new ice age beginning for real
    the book is called the 6th winter
    its out in the shed or i would add authors names
    Id guess it may be available via Alibris or other sources cheaply.
    its got an annoying twisted romance woven into it but i guess thats what helped get it printed way back then
    late 70s i think?

    • “The Sixth Winter” by Douglas Orgill. I used to have a copy. And in the disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” the main character had a copy of that book on his bookcase!

  4. Yes and NOAA’s ice measuring satellites have crashed,new ones not going up any time soon .I wonder why?NOT.

  5. Is this truly a deep, deep cold? It seems we have these cycles of colder/warmer temperatures. In my 84 years, I’ve seen enjoyable mild winters and horrific cold, snowy ones. This past winter there was snow on the ground in Northern New Brunswick from November well into May. In 1999, in the same area the ground was bare until mid-February. Aren’t these natural cycles?

  6. Are you doing the annual Sealift?

    Have you been to Kuujjuaq? Is the river open all the way to the Bay?

  7. This interesting and if it is the start of a trend Canada better start making contingency plans for moving nuclear energy assets and its people. Canada has a shelf life as a country.

  8. “Icebreakers – we don’t need no stinkin’ icebreakers.” Michael Mann, Al Gore, Obama et al.

  9. There was a lot of ice-free land available in places like the Mediterranean and on continental margins once the oceans had dropped 300-400 feet during the past glacial epoch. There is emerging evidence that ancient civilizations may have thrived during that time. Massive ice sheets in the northern and Southern Hemispheres did not spell humanity’s doom. It was the transitions between periods of major glaciation and minor glaciation that we’re hardest on all species.

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