Tag : Hudson Bay

Polar bear at Churchhill

Churchill, Manitoba

Global warming is bringing unwanted changes to this community on the shores of Hudson Bay. Although Churchill, Manitoba is known as the polar bear capitol of the world, gradual temperature increases of 0.3 to 0.4 degrees per decade since 1950 are causing significant changes in the Bay’s environment. Polar bears hunt on sea-ice, capturing seals as they surface for air at ice breaks. When the bay freezes later and breaks up earlier, polar bears are left waiting for access to […]

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