May. 20th, 2017

stickmaker: (Bust image of Runner)
 
 
 
The Global Seed Vault in Norway is in trouble:
 
https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/05/20/0731212/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts
 
The short version is that unusually warm temperatures caused the entrance tunnel to flood (though fortunately the water did not reach the actual vault). The water then froze solid. The ice has been removed and the seeds remained below the required 255 kelvins. 
 
Maybe we could move it to Pluto?



Addendum:
 
Okay, not as serious - or as rare - as first reported:

http://www.popsci.com/seed-vault-flooding#page-3


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