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Unfrozen Sea
Description: "Where has all the ice gone?" Joe Immaroitok asked.
Date: 21 March 2007
Author: Michael Byers
Source: London Review of Books
"Where has all the ice gone?" Joe Immaroitok asked. It was 24 October last year, and he was staring at Foxe Basin. A shallow expanse of ocean the size of England, the basin usually freezes over by early October, enabling the Inuit to travel across to Baffin Island to hunt caribou. This winter, the local council in Igloolik was considering chartering a plane to take the hunters across the unfrozen sea.

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Michael Byers’s Intent for a Nation: What Is Canada for? will be published in May.
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