Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault
Melted ice apparently made it inside the doomsday seed vault in the Arctic. Although the seeds are safe for now, experts are worried that it won’t be that way in the future if climate change worsens. (Photo : Veritasium/YouTube Screenshot)

Alarming news reports surfaced last Friday, May 19, when it was reported that the doomsday seed vault was flooded. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault houses almost a million seeds for future propagation in case of a catastrophe. The doomsday vault is owned by the Norwegian government.

Reports say that water breached the Svalbard Global Seed Vault’s tunnel despite its “fail-safe” feature. The seeds inside the vault are meant to produce new breed of food supply in case a doomsday scenario occurred.

Seeds Safe (For Now)

The doomsday vault is currently buried in the Arctic mountainside about 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, according to Gizmodo. The problem is that climate change is slowly melting the ice in the Arctic, posing a threat to the doomsday seed vault. The…