Melted permafrost floods doomsday seed vault

The vault was built in a mountain on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, 800 miles away from the North Pole. The surrounding permafrost and stable tectonics made the location seem ideal when the vault opened in 2008, but less than a decade later, climate change has undermined assumptions that the seeds […]

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Svalbard doomsday seed vault in trouble because of melting permafrost

If everything goes wrong — if because of disaster, climate change, or nuclear war, life as we know it comes to an end, with parts of the earth rendered inhospitable with widespread environmental devastation, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a resource that could come to our rescue.  Hidden approximately 400 feet deep inside a mountain on a remote island between mainland […]


Doomsday Prep For Non-Paranoid People

Illustration by Sam Woolley. What’s your nightmare, since November 8th? Perhaps your subconscious, like mine, has reserved 3AM-5AM for an exercise I like to call “Panic Town,” a half-awake, blurry, mental recitation of anything that could go catastrophically wrong for the country, or for you personally, or for…literally anyone. It’s a fun two hours! Then […]

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Humanity is just two-and-a-half minutes from the apocalypse, announce elite Doomsday Clock scientists

Humanity is now just two-and-a-half minutes from midnight, according to the Doomsday Clock. The change means that the earth is closer to oblivion than it has been since 1953. That’s according to the experts who make up the Bulletin of the Atomics Scientists. The clock was already at three minutes to midnight. That meant the Earth […]