Referring to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional report, The State of the Global Climate 2020, that was released Wednesday, he reiterated that the last decade was the hottest on record, and that ice sheet decline, permafrost melting, vast climate fires and unprecedented hurricanes were just some of the consequences.

"Stop the plunder," Guterres added, referring to the ongoing deforestation that is also fueling climate change. You can count on the seeds purchased in vaults to multiply into more seeds that can be used to plant and grow. … Deliveries are made several times a year from countries that include the U.S., Australia, Burundi, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, North Korea, Russia and many others. Workers harvest asparagus in a field by the Niederaussem lignite coal power plant in Cologne, Germany. (April 4, 2008)http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/lmd/campain/svalbard-global-seed-vault/frequently-asked-questions.html?id=462221, Nature Base. New Scientist. "And start the healing. "

"Arctic Refuge drilling makes zero sense in today's reality of high oil market volatility and with every major U.S. bank and many international banks unwilling to invest in risky, expensive Arctic oil projects," said Adam Kolton, executive director of the Alaska Wilderness League. Taking into account that each variety of crop will be represented by 500 seeds, the vault has a total storage capacity of 2.5 billion seeds. Can you spot the Seed Vault? March 2, 2004. Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life. 2008. Due to a lack of proper safety measures and harsh attendance policies, more than 10,000 Tyson plant workers tested positive for the virus, substantially more than any other U.S. meat company. "Sowing for Apocalypse." In August the tribe sued the Interior Department and the BLM over the Trump administration's plan to sell leases in the refuge's 1.5 million acre coastal plain.

"The Interior Department's Arctic Refuge leasing process has been flawed from the outset, ignoring science and Indigenous voices throughout and failing at every turn to sufficiently analyze the impacts drilling will have on our climate, our air and water quality, the health of wildlife or the future of local Indigenous communities," said Kolton.

In addition to negatively impacting the Gwich'in people, opponents say drilling in the Arctic Refuge would also harm the polar bears that live there and have already been harmed by the warming of the planet, numerous fish species, and nearly 200 species of migratory birds.

"For decades, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has stood as a symbol of our nation's strong natural legacy," said Ellen Montgomery, public lands campaign director for Environment America. It's time for Tyson to take ownership for exploiting and endangering its more vulnerable victims as well.

Sign the petition urging Tyson to stop neglecting workers, animals and public health.

Sign the petition urging the U.S. chicken meat industry to end the cruel practice of boiling birds alive.

David Coman-Hidy is president of The Humane League, a global nonprofit working to fix our broken food system and end the abuse of animals raised for food.

This article first appeared on Truthout and was produced in partnership with Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

, Trump Plans 'Going Out of Business' Sale With Arctic Drilling Leases, Bond Fire South of LA Forces 25,000 to Flee, The Climate Crisis Is Already Killing People, New Lancet Report Warns, Tyson Exploits Consumers Just Like Its Animals and the Workers Who Raise Them, ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Rescued From Cruel Conditions With Help From Cher, 'Overt Bastardization of the Truth': Valve Turner Listed as 'Extremist' by U.S. Government Faces Upcoming Trial, Inspiring Student in France Creates Environmental App to Motivate Others to Make a Difference Daily, Bulldozers to Tear Through Heart of Sonoran Desert for Trump's Border Wall, Svalbard Global Seed Vault | A site about seeds! The Svalbard Vault is the most secure and remote doomsday vault in the world, and the Cherokee seeds will join a depository that dates back to 1984. Right now, the vault holds just less than 865,000 seed samples from all over the world, but it's capable of holding many more. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault has a storage capacity of 4.5 million varieties of crops. The actions of the U.S. meat industry throughout the pandemic have brought to light the true corruption and waste that are inherent within our food system. A dozen of Vavilov’s scientists holed up in their secret Leningrad vault starved to death while guarding their hoard of 370,000 seeds. "

, Hospital workers evacuate patients from the Feather River Hospital during the Camp Fire on Nov. 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. (April 8, 2008). "We are heading for a temperature rise of 3 to 5 degrees Celsius (by 2100). (March 25, 2008)http://www.diverseeds.eu/index.php?page=Main-goals, Fowler, Cary. Nestled in the Svalbard archipelago lies a small unassuming-yet-sturdy building housing the world's largest collection of crop diversity. No seeds were damaged, but the Norwegian government is working to protect the vault against increasingly extreme weather. (March 25, 2008)http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/16/tech/main3511363.shtml?source=related_story, Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Oct. 24, 2006. However, this year, the health impacts of climate change were their "most worrying" since the report began. It is built to store a whopping 4.5 million varieties of crops, with each variety containing around 500 seeds. It’s home to around 1 million seed samples and plant specimens from almost every country on Earth. (April 4, 2008)http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=202385, Global Diversity Crop Trust. May 23, 2007. There are as many as 1,700 versions of the vault, called gene banks, all over the world. It currently holds almost 100,000 samples from around the world, with the capacity to store billions of seeds … High winds helped turn the house fire into a wildfire.

"When crews arrived it was a fully engulfed house and the winds were extremely strong and they pushed flames into the vegetation," OCFA spokeswoman Colleen Windsor told The Associated Press.

The blaze then damaged other structures.

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"We know that a number of houses have been damaged, potentially destroyed," OCFA chief Brian Fennessy said at a press conference, The New York Times reported.

Fennessy also said that more than 500 firefighters from more than 30 agencies were helping to battle the flames. "

According to a poll released in August by Morning Consult, just 31% of Americans support drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

In light of public opinion, banks' unwillingness to fund drilling projects, and signs that renewable energy industries are poised to grow faster than the fossil fuel sector in the coming years, Kolton said, "any oil company bidding on this sale will face not only economic challenges, but enormous reputational and legal risks as well. Chang La Seed Vault – India’s most secure seed vaults. International Herald Tribune. "Seed Bank Is, By Definition, Very Cool." A combination of Santa Ana winds up to 70 miles per hour, humidity as low as four percent and the hottest temperatures across the continental U.S. created a "particularly dangerous situation" for fires in the region, the National Weather Service Los Angeles said. "Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Frequently Asked Questions." Each sample contains an average count of 500 seeds, so a maximum of 2.25 billion seeds can be stored in the facility. "Trust Grants." The vault was actually built to protect the world's most precious produce from destruction-- plants. "

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Every major US bank has now walked away from destructive, risky drilling in the Arctic refuge. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times / Getty Images,

As of Thursday evening, the Bond Fire had spread to 6,400 acres and was only 10 percent contained, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) tweeted. "

2019 also saw the highest ocean heat content on record.

Heavy rain and extensive flooding affected large parts of Africa and Asia in 2020, especially across much of the Sahel, the Greater Horn of Africa, the India subcontinent and neighboring areas, China, Korea and Japan. (March 25, 2008)http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/business/13wheat.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=%22wheat+shortage%22&st=nyt&oref=slogin, Understanding Evolution. "Priority Crops." The seeds stored in vaults are those that have been saved for many years, even generations. (March 28, 2008)http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/08/17/news/food.php?page=1, Roug, Louise. "

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The Gwich'in people, who have hunted caribou on the land that is now the Arctic Refuge for thousands of years, are among the most vocal opponents to drilling in the region. 2008. "Genebanks and Databases." "

"America is transitioning to a new administration that has already pledged to protect the refuge," said Montgomery. Among them was Kolbi Winters, who had to evacuate again Thursday.

"I had one month literally to enjoy myself before another fire happened," Winters told The Associated Press. Some are national-level organizations, but many if not most gather from multiple countries. It has been made evident that the industry will exploit its workers and animals all to boost its profit. The vault can store up to 4.5 million varieties of crops. "Its breathtaking landscape is home to endangered polar bears, caribou, wolves, muskoxen, and migratory birds that travel annually to all 50 states. The Svalbard International Seed Vault, also known as the Doomsday Vault, opened for storage in February 2008. The Sheenjek River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change has been running since 2015, when the Paris agreement was negotiated, The Guardian pointed out. "Food for thought: Crop diversity is dying." 2006. 2008. Cary Fowler, executive director of the fund before Marie Haga, had stated that the vault was going to be used “much sooner than expected” in an interview with … The Seed Vault has the capacity to store 4.5 million seed samples. Originating from almost every country in the world, they include tens of thousands of essential crops such as beans, wheat and rice as well as many unique food varieties. The site, which is famously known as the Doomsday Vault, “has a capacity for 4.5 million varieties of crops, with a maximum of 2.5 billion seeds,” reports Time. The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the dire threat of climate change Wednesday in a speech on the state of the planet delivered at Columbia University in New York. Wildfires and tropical storms in 2020 have tr… https://t.co/LbZRp9te5i

— The Lancet (@The Lancet)1606990056.0
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The report found that the health impacts of the climate crisis were unevenly distributed and disproportionately impacted the people who had done the least to contribute to the crisis. At the end of this corridor is a chamber, an added layer of security to protect the vaults containing the seeds. Currently, the vault stores precisely 1,059,646 types of seeds, against the 2.2 million seeds stored in other vaults around the world, which could soon be stored here too. (March 28, 2008)http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-svalbard-home-topoftheworld-seed-ban12oct07, Royal Botanic Gardens.

, , The Bond Fire, started by a structure fire that extended into nearby vegetation on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Silverado, CA. How many seeds can be stored in the Seed Vault? Therefore, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault stores valuable seeds from crops all over the world. 2006. 2005. "If this continues happening, and we don't take care of this, one day, I'm not going to have a home. Sept. 21, 2007. In all, these present seed banks hold more than six and a half million seed varieties, almost two million of which are ‘distinct.’ Svalbard’s Doomsday Vault has a capacity to house four and a half million different seeds. "

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Despite Pandemic, Greenhouse Gases Still Rising

The lockdowns implemented to slow the coronavirus pandemic have only resulted in a "temporary reduction in emissions" in 2020, according to the report. While Tyson has not yet engaged in the mass "depopulation" of animals that other producers resorted to, in a typical week, the company slaughters an estimated 37 million chickens. The seed vault is an atte… The meat giant has had one singular focus since its inception: profit. They were treated by paramedics and taken to a hospital, where their condition was not known. "The administration is simply rushing to sell off one of the wildest places left on earth for pennies on the dollar before President-elect Biden takes office in January. Two of those firefighters, who were with the U.S. Forest Service, were injured sometime Thursday afternoon, according to CBSLA. "Arctic Seed Vault is a Fort Knox of Food." "Seed Banks Move to Save Threatened Species." Oct. 29, 2007. 2002. We don't need the current administration to jam this through, using a 'going out of business sale' approach. These factors prompted utilities to shut off power to 123,000 customers as a preventative measure and sparked several fires, of which the Bond Fire was the largest, according to The Associated Press. The Svalbard seed bank has exactly 865,871 samples from every country in the world, Asdal said. "Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury. The number of seed samples stored in the Seed Vault has now reached over one million, representing an invaluable resource for global food and agriculture, and our main priority is to keep this legacy safe for the global community. May 22, 2007. Internationally, there are more than 1,500 seed banks, built to preserve this biodiversity from threats like habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, climate change, disease, narrow ranges of commercial crop cultivation and many others.. "Flames, floods and famine do not respect national borders or bank accounts. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle—also known as the "doomsday vault" safeguarding the world's most diverse collection of seeds—now holds 1,059,646 unique crop varieties after receiving more than 70,000 samples on Monday. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo have also stated in the past year that they will not give financial backing to fossil fuel extraction in the Arctic, leading the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last month to propose a new rule that would bar financial institutions from refusing to lend to specific sectors in the name of "fair access. The year was 1943 and the Germans were still in Leningrad. (April 4, 2008)http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E05E5D8173FF931A35750C0A9629C8B63&st=cse&sq=GMO+plants&scp=3, Rosenthal, Elisabeth. The New Yorker. http://www.croptrust.org/main/howis.php?itemid=22, Global Diversity Crop Trust. (April 8, 2008)http://www.planttreaty.org/texts_en.htm, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Svalbard Seed Vault is one of 1,700 seed banks worldwide, all of which store a wide variety of plant seeds in case a … As a result, there will be a "practically indistinguishable" slowing of the fast-increasing CO2 concentrations recorded in 2019.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations generated largely by fossil fuel burning reached new highs in 2019, with carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) levels rising to a larger degree from 2018 (2.6 parts per million) than the increases from the previous two years.

"Real-time data from specific locations, including Mauna Loa (Hawaii) and Cape Grim (Tasmania) indicate that levels of CO2, CH4 and N2O continued to increase in 2020," stated the report.

This increase comes at a time when there should be rapid cuts in emissions in line with the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C.

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Global Heating Symptoms Getting Worse

The report also notes that sea levels have risen at a higher rate year-on-year due partly to increased melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

Meanwhile, over 80% of the ocean area has experienced at least one marine heat wave in 2020. "

Yet the secretary-general sees hope for 2021, saying it's time to "build a truly global coalition towards carbon neutrality. "How is Diversity Conserved?" The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, on the other hand, looks a lot more deserving of its doomsday moniker. "Only a few years back I don't think we would have thought that we would get there.". Destroying their home in the craven desire for more oil is a tragic mistake. New York Times. 2008. 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. Tyson must take immediate action to protect the safety and well-being of its workers, make improvements to support animal welfare and reduce its harsh impact on the environment.

For too long, the unethical, avaricious practices of the meat industry have been hidden from view. The Global Seed Vault can hold massive amounts of seeds. This means it is more important than ever to ensure that seeds—the foundation of our food supply and the future of our agriculture—are safely conserved.". The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago. http://www.croptrust.org/main/trust.php?itemid=68, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Weird & Wacky, Copyright © 2020 HowStuffWorks, a division of InfoSpace Holdings, LLC, a System1 Company. "Mud, Blood and Genes." It comes as California has already experienced its worst year for wildfires, The Associated Press reported. That means no continent or community remains untouched," Ian Hamilton of UCL told New Scientist.

For example, the number of people over 65 who died prematurely because of heat waves increased by almost 54 percent between 2000 and 2018 to reach 296,000, mostly in Japan, China, India and Europe.

The number of people exposed to wildfire risk also increased in 128 countries when 2016 to 2019 were compared with 2001 to 2004.

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The #COVID19 pandemic and #ClimateChange represent converging crises.

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Referring to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional report, The State of the Global Climate 2020, that was released Wednesday, he reiterated that the last decade was the hottest on record, and that ice sheet decline, permafrost melting, vast climate fires and unprecedented hurricanes were just some of the consequences.

"Stop the plunder," Guterres added, referring to the ongoing deforestation that is also fueling climate change. You can count on the seeds purchased in vaults to multiply into more seeds that can be used to plant and grow. … Deliveries are made several times a year from countries that include the U.S., Australia, Burundi, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, North Korea, Russia and many others. Workers harvest asparagus in a field by the Niederaussem lignite coal power plant in Cologne, Germany. (April 4, 2008)http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/lmd/campain/svalbard-global-seed-vault/frequently-asked-questions.html?id=462221, Nature Base. New Scientist. "And start the healing. "

"Arctic Refuge drilling makes zero sense in today's reality of high oil market volatility and with every major U.S. bank and many international banks unwilling to invest in risky, expensive Arctic oil projects," said Adam Kolton, executive director of the Alaska Wilderness League. Taking into account that each variety of crop will be represented by 500 seeds, the vault has a total storage capacity of 2.5 billion seeds. Can you spot the Seed Vault? March 2, 2004. Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life. 2008. Due to a lack of proper safety measures and harsh attendance policies, more than 10,000 Tyson plant workers tested positive for the virus, substantially more than any other U.S. meat company. "Sowing for Apocalypse." In August the tribe sued the Interior Department and the BLM over the Trump administration's plan to sell leases in the refuge's 1.5 million acre coastal plain.

"The Interior Department's Arctic Refuge leasing process has been flawed from the outset, ignoring science and Indigenous voices throughout and failing at every turn to sufficiently analyze the impacts drilling will have on our climate, our air and water quality, the health of wildlife or the future of local Indigenous communities," said Kolton.

In addition to negatively impacting the Gwich'in people, opponents say drilling in the Arctic Refuge would also harm the polar bears that live there and have already been harmed by the warming of the planet, numerous fish species, and nearly 200 species of migratory birds.

"For decades, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has stood as a symbol of our nation's strong natural legacy," said Ellen Montgomery, public lands campaign director for Environment America. It's time for Tyson to take ownership for exploiting and endangering its more vulnerable victims as well.

Sign the petition urging Tyson to stop neglecting workers, animals and public health.

Sign the petition urging the U.S. chicken meat industry to end the cruel practice of boiling birds alive.

David Coman-Hidy is president of The Humane League, a global nonprofit working to fix our broken food system and end the abuse of animals raised for food.

This article first appeared on Truthout and was produced in partnership with Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

, Trump Plans 'Going Out of Business' Sale With Arctic Drilling Leases, Bond Fire South of LA Forces 25,000 to Flee, The Climate Crisis Is Already Killing People, New Lancet Report Warns, Tyson Exploits Consumers Just Like Its Animals and the Workers Who Raise Them, ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Rescued From Cruel Conditions With Help From Cher, 'Overt Bastardization of the Truth': Valve Turner Listed as 'Extremist' by U.S. Government Faces Upcoming Trial, Inspiring Student in France Creates Environmental App to Motivate Others to Make a Difference Daily, Bulldozers to Tear Through Heart of Sonoran Desert for Trump's Border Wall, Svalbard Global Seed Vault | A site about seeds! The Svalbard Vault is the most secure and remote doomsday vault in the world, and the Cherokee seeds will join a depository that dates back to 1984. Right now, the vault holds just less than 865,000 seed samples from all over the world, but it's capable of holding many more. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault has a storage capacity of 4.5 million varieties of crops. The actions of the U.S. meat industry throughout the pandemic have brought to light the true corruption and waste that are inherent within our food system. A dozen of Vavilov’s scientists holed up in their secret Leningrad vault starved to death while guarding their hoard of 370,000 seeds. "

, Hospital workers evacuate patients from the Feather River Hospital during the Camp Fire on Nov. 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. (April 8, 2008). "We are heading for a temperature rise of 3 to 5 degrees Celsius (by 2100). (March 25, 2008)http://www.diverseeds.eu/index.php?page=Main-goals, Fowler, Cary. Nestled in the Svalbard archipelago lies a small unassuming-yet-sturdy building housing the world's largest collection of crop diversity. No seeds were damaged, but the Norwegian government is working to protect the vault against increasingly extreme weather. (March 25, 2008)http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/16/tech/main3511363.shtml?source=related_story, Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Oct. 24, 2006. However, this year, the health impacts of climate change were their "most worrying" since the report began. It is built to store a whopping 4.5 million varieties of crops, with each variety containing around 500 seeds. It’s home to around 1 million seed samples and plant specimens from almost every country on Earth. (April 4, 2008)http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=202385, Global Diversity Crop Trust. May 23, 2007. There are as many as 1,700 versions of the vault, called gene banks, all over the world. It currently holds almost 100,000 samples from around the world, with the capacity to store billions of seeds … High winds helped turn the house fire into a wildfire.

"When crews arrived it was a fully engulfed house and the winds were extremely strong and they pushed flames into the vegetation," OCFA spokeswoman Colleen Windsor told The Associated Press.

The blaze then damaged other structures.

,

"We know that a number of houses have been damaged, potentially destroyed," OCFA chief Brian Fennessy said at a press conference, The New York Times reported.

Fennessy also said that more than 500 firefighters from more than 30 agencies were helping to battle the flames. "

According to a poll released in August by Morning Consult, just 31% of Americans support drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

In light of public opinion, banks' unwillingness to fund drilling projects, and signs that renewable energy industries are poised to grow faster than the fossil fuel sector in the coming years, Kolton said, "any oil company bidding on this sale will face not only economic challenges, but enormous reputational and legal risks as well. Chang La Seed Vault – India’s most secure seed vaults. International Herald Tribune. "Seed Bank Is, By Definition, Very Cool." A combination of Santa Ana winds up to 70 miles per hour, humidity as low as four percent and the hottest temperatures across the continental U.S. created a "particularly dangerous situation" for fires in the region, the National Weather Service Los Angeles said. "Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Frequently Asked Questions." Each sample contains an average count of 500 seeds, so a maximum of 2.25 billion seeds can be stored in the facility. "Trust Grants." The vault was actually built to protect the world's most precious produce from destruction-- plants. "

,
,

The report found that the health impacts of the climate crisis were unevenly distributed and disproportionately impacted the people who had done the least to contribute to the crisis. At the end of this corridor is a chamber, an added layer of security to protect the vaults containing the seeds. Currently, the vault stores precisely 1,059,646 types of seeds, against the 2.2 million seeds stored in other vaults around the world, which could soon be stored here too. (March 28, 2008)http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-svalbard-home-topoftheworld-seed-ban12oct07, Royal Botanic Gardens.

, , The Bond Fire, started by a structure fire that extended into nearby vegetation on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Silverado, CA. How many seeds can be stored in the Seed Vault? Therefore, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault stores valuable seeds from crops all over the world. 2006. 2005. "If this continues happening, and we don't take care of this, one day, I'm not going to have a home. Sept. 21, 2007. In all, these present seed banks hold more than six and a half million seed varieties, almost two million of which are ‘distinct.’ Svalbard’s Doomsday Vault has a capacity to house four and a half million different seeds. "

,

Despite Pandemic, Greenhouse Gases Still Rising

The lockdowns implemented to slow the coronavirus pandemic have only resulted in a "temporary reduction in emissions" in 2020, according to the report. While Tyson has not yet engaged in the mass "depopulation" of animals that other producers resorted to, in a typical week, the company slaughters an estimated 37 million chickens. The seed vault is an atte… The meat giant has had one singular focus since its inception: profit. They were treated by paramedics and taken to a hospital, where their condition was not known. "The administration is simply rushing to sell off one of the wildest places left on earth for pennies on the dollar before President-elect Biden takes office in January. Two of those firefighters, who were with the U.S. Forest Service, were injured sometime Thursday afternoon, according to CBSLA. "Arctic Seed Vault is a Fort Knox of Food." "Seed Banks Move to Save Threatened Species." Oct. 29, 2007. 2002. We don't need the current administration to jam this through, using a 'going out of business sale' approach. These factors prompted utilities to shut off power to 123,000 customers as a preventative measure and sparked several fires, of which the Bond Fire was the largest, according to The Associated Press. The Svalbard seed bank has exactly 865,871 samples from every country in the world, Asdal said. "Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury. The number of seed samples stored in the Seed Vault has now reached over one million, representing an invaluable resource for global food and agriculture, and our main priority is to keep this legacy safe for the global community. May 22, 2007. Internationally, there are more than 1,500 seed banks, built to preserve this biodiversity from threats like habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, climate change, disease, narrow ranges of commercial crop cultivation and many others.. "Flames, floods and famine do not respect national borders or bank accounts. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle—also known as the "doomsday vault" safeguarding the world's most diverse collection of seeds—now holds 1,059,646 unique crop varieties after receiving more than 70,000 samples on Monday. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo have also stated in the past year that they will not give financial backing to fossil fuel extraction in the Arctic, leading the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last month to propose a new rule that would bar financial institutions from refusing to lend to specific sectors in the name of "fair access. The year was 1943 and the Germans were still in Leningrad. (April 4, 2008)http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E05E5D8173FF931A35750C0A9629C8B63&st=cse&sq=GMO+plants&scp=3, Rosenthal, Elisabeth. The New Yorker. http://www.croptrust.org/main/howis.php?itemid=22, Global Diversity Crop Trust. (April 8, 2008)http://www.planttreaty.org/texts_en.htm, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Svalbard Seed Vault is one of 1,700 seed banks worldwide, all of which store a wide variety of plant seeds in case a … As a result, there will be a "practically indistinguishable" slowing of the fast-increasing CO2 concentrations recorded in 2019.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations generated largely by fossil fuel burning reached new highs in 2019, with carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) levels rising to a larger degree from 2018 (2.6 parts per million) than the increases from the previous two years.

"Real-time data from specific locations, including Mauna Loa (Hawaii) and Cape Grim (Tasmania) indicate that levels of CO2, CH4 and N2O continued to increase in 2020," stated the report.

This increase comes at a time when there should be rapid cuts in emissions in line with the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C.

,

Global Heating Symptoms Getting Worse

The report also notes that sea levels have risen at a higher rate year-on-year due partly to increased melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

Meanwhile, over 80% of the ocean area has experienced at least one marine heat wave in 2020. "

Yet the secretary-general sees hope for 2021, saying it's time to "build a truly global coalition towards carbon neutrality. "How is Diversity Conserved?" The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, on the other hand, looks a lot more deserving of its doomsday moniker. "Only a few years back I don't think we would have thought that we would get there.". Destroying their home in the craven desire for more oil is a tragic mistake. New York Times. 2008. 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. Tyson must take immediate action to protect the safety and well-being of its workers, make improvements to support animal welfare and reduce its harsh impact on the environment.

For too long, the unethical, avaricious practices of the meat industry have been hidden from view. The Global Seed Vault can hold massive amounts of seeds. This means it is more important than ever to ensure that seeds—the foundation of our food supply and the future of our agriculture—are safely conserved.". The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago. http://www.croptrust.org/main/trust.php?itemid=68, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Weird & Wacky, Copyright © 2020 HowStuffWorks, a division of InfoSpace Holdings, LLC, a System1 Company. "Mud, Blood and Genes." It comes as California has already experienced its worst year for wildfires, The Associated Press reported. That means no continent or community remains untouched," Ian Hamilton of UCL told New Scientist.

For example, the number of people over 65 who died prematurely because of heat waves increased by almost 54 percent between 2000 and 2018 to reach 296,000, mostly in Japan, China, India and Europe.

The number of people exposed to wildfire risk also increased in 128 countries when 2016 to 2019 were compared with 2001 to 2004.

,