'Doomsday' seed vault in the Arctic has FLOODED after soaring global temperatures caused permafrost to melt
The Global Seed Vault, designed to preserve the world’s agriculture in the case of a ‘doomsday’ scenario, has been breached by meltwater from Arctic permafrost.
The vault is situated on the island of Spitsbergen, in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, and opened nearly a decade ago.
It was intended to withstand global catastrophe – but, unusually warm winter temperatures this year sent unexpected amounts of meltwater pouring into the entrance tunnel, according to the Guardian.
DOOMSDAY VAULT The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is buried on an island off of Norway's northern coast.
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