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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault Continued…

The Svalbard seed vault opens its door only a few times a year. Still, climate change might test how effective the Seed Vault is.

People stand in front of the entrance to the international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV), on February 25, 2020 outside Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway.
Photo Credit: LISE ASERUD/NTB Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images
Photo Credit: LISE ASERUD/NTB Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

In May 2017, melted permafrost made it inside. Today, it’s become of vital importance for war-torn and drought-affected Syria.