Global Seed Vault floods after record high temperatures in 2016
Matthias Heyde | Landbruks- OG Matdepartementet CC
J-P Mauro - published on 05/20/17 - updated on 05/20/17
We thought it was safe deep below the Arctic Circle.
Located deep within the Arctic Circle, hidden in a mountain, is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Established by the Norwegian government, the vault is filled with packages of seeds for all the world’s food plants. Meant to protect our crops from cataclysmic disaster, natural or man-made, it seems there was one event not planned for: global warming.