Photo Gallery: Antarctic Thaw 03/07/2008
 A team of scientists has collected data about the history of Antarctic...
AFP

A team of scientists has collected data about the history of Antarctic glaciers dating back to the last Ice Age -- and what they have learned is not good news. New research by the British Antarctic Survey's Joanne Johnson and her colleagues confirms something that scientists have long feared, namely that glaciers in West Antarctica are losing their mass at an "unusually rapid" rate.