Friday, 19 May 2017

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | Environment | The Guardian

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | Environment | The Guardian



The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault was built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters





No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change



Plastic boxes containing plant seeds inside the international Svalbard Global Seed Vault on Spitsbergen, Norway.
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