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

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

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@NaomiAKlein on Twitter
@NaomiAKlein: Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts trib.al/mf1uq0W

@LeonKaye on Twitter
@LeonKaye: A sign. Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded as permafrost melts http://ift.tt/1BhYiyi; via @dpcarrington on @guardian #climateaction

@nigelcameron on Twitter
@nigelcameron: When the seed vault designed to withstand the apocalypse floods because of melting permafrost, you pay attention: http://ift.tt/1BhYiyi;

@michaelmeehan on Twitter
@michaelmeehan: The Global Seed Vault was built to protect against every natural or man-made disaster. Except one: #climatechange
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