Melting glaciers and ice caps is a story that has been covered by not just dozens but hundreds of news media outlets around the world.
The New York Times continues to be the most prestigious English-language newspaper in the world. It remains an influential gatekeeper though that role appears to be shifting more and more to news agencies.
For those who want the NYT and other media outlets to be more "objective", alas, I wish you good luck; I for one, do not live in that alternative universe.
Science is not common sense. Much of it is devoted to a systematic documentation of what we do not know and understand.