Climate Change Could Thaw The Home Of Humanity’s Doomsday Vault

Climate Change Could Thaw The Home Of Humanity’s Doomsday Vault

If climate change has its way, the seeds the world is saving for doomsday might just be able to grow in the Arctic, according to a report released Monday by the Norwegian government.

Svalbard, the Norwegian islands that are home to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault aka the plunk millions of dollars into renovations to keep up with climate change.

The vault also had a flood scare a few years ago, driven by hotter-than-normal temperatures thawing the permafrost around it. The new report shows even with all the recent upgrades, it still may not be enough to keep the seeds on ice.