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(„Klimawandel“ ist eigentlich ein blöder Titel .. das klingt so harmlos =/. Wenn wem was besseres einfällt, bitte gerne)


Anyway, Svalbard:

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts



[T]he Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.

[..] “It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that,” said Hege Njaa Aschim, from the Norwegian government, which owns the vault.

“A lot of water went into the start of the tunnel and then it froze to ice, so it was like a glacier when you went in,” she told the Guardian. Fortunately, the meltwater did not reach the vault itself, the ice has been hacked out, and the precious seeds remain safe for now at the required storage temperature of -18C.

But the breach has questioned the ability of the vault to survive as a lifeline for humanity if catastrophe strikes.

hm
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Threadrecycling:

die UN hat einen Chatbot in die Welt gesetzt, ActNow.bothier sparsame hintergrundinfo:

The Climate Action ActNow.bot will recommend everyday actions – like taking public transport and eating less meat – and track the number of actions everyone individually is taking. By sharing your Climate Action progress with your followers on social media, you can help encourage more people to ACT NOW. The campaign will highlight the impact that collective action can have at this critical moment in our planet’s history.

Ist ja möglicherweise echt keine blöde Idee? Kanns mir bloß nicht selber angucken, weil man da sofort zu sonem Facebook-Messenger-Login-Dingens weitergeleitet wird … planlos
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