How Norway secured its Arctic doomsday vault against climate change

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault has been upgraded to protect against future climate change

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

As Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg looked on, conservationists from Lebanon to the UK lugged their precious cargo into the entrance of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which has now been upgraded to withstand more severe worst-case scenarios that may come with climate change.

The mass deposit of seeds was the first since the tunnel behind the facade flooded in October 2016 due to heavy rainfall and melting permafrost. The vault was untouched, but the incident raised questions over how a …