‘Doomsday’ vault, built to withstand disaster, breached by water due to climate change

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in northern Norway, also known as the “Doomsday” vault, was built to offer “fail-safe” protection for food products against any disaster.

But the facility’s entrance tunnel was nevertheless breached by water from melting permafrost this week — an event that has staff watching the vault “24 hours a day,” The Guardian reported on Friday.

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