In their June 10th edition, in their “BY THE NUMBERS” section, they quote Nature Climate Change magazine, viz:
1,211,287: Square kilometers of ice road-accessible Arctic lands that will be unreachable by 2050, a 14% decrease, according to a report online 29 May in Nature Climate Change.
In other news, there is a publication called Nature Climate Change.
Now surely, if they can call this to the square kilometer, they ought to be able to pinpoint an exact date and time: say, 1 April 2050 at 6 am GMT. Heck, Bishop Ussher was doing that much four and a half centuries ago.
The idea that a hyper-accurate claim like that would not only get published in a peer-reviewed journal, but would be cited by another peer-reviewed journal, reveals just how low the climate science bar is these days. Mrs. Henniger, my high school science teacher, would have laughed such a claim out of the classroom. “Significant digits!” she would thunder.
I don’t expect to be around in 2050, but I think it’s a pretty safe bet that this guesstimate is off somewhere between 0.5 and two million square kilometers.