Arctic Stronghold of World’s Seeds Flooded After Permafrost Melts

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.

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theguardian.com: Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

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