Would it? Climate is complicated subject; I know I
am certainly unqualified to judge whether such a thing is certain
. But if they were predicting the entire ice pack was going to melt, don't you think that would have found its way into the article, not to mention every major news outlet?
We should base our opinions on facts (these climate models predict ice at the North pole will melt), and not exaggerations of facts (these climate models predict the Arctic ice pack will melt).
(I'm not trying to diminish whatever significance the article has -- I'm trying to diminish exaggerations of that significance)