Doomsday Vault Floods

The permafrost is not so frosty

it’s melted and the only Seed Vault built for doomsday recovery, is now flooded.

The Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault Flooded. Thanks, Global Warming
Svalbard Global Seed Vault Floods as Permafrost Melts | WIRED
Svalbard Global Seed Vault Floods as Permafrost Melts | WIRED

there should have been more than 1 vault to spread the seeds around; but apparently..

Fast-Growing Moss Is Turning Antarctica Green

Solar is Cheapest Energy in Some Part of World

In the last year, according to Naam, we’ve seen crossover in the solar power market. In the sunniest parts of the world, unsubsidized solar is becoming the cheapest form of energy.

In the US, natural gas is the cheapest energy at around five or six cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). A deal in Palo Alto, California late last fall was signed for 3.6 cents per kWh (5.1 cents removing subsidies, according to Naam). A deal signed in India was less than the price of coal there. No subsidies. In Chile, solar bids won a dozen auctions, one of which was the lowest we had yet seen at 2.9 cents a kWh.

“Now, that was not just the cheapest price for solar ever assigned, that was the cheapest unsubsidized contract for electricity of any sort on planet Earth with any technology ever in history,” Naam says.

That record lasted for about a month, when a deal in Dubai was signed for 2.4 cents a kWh—less than half US natural gas prices and lower than natural gas in the Middle East or Africa.

“And it wasn’t just one company with an unusually aggressive bid,” Naam says. “There were four companies that came with bids of less than three cents in this auction.”

Solar Is Now the Cheapest Energy There Is in the Sunniest Parts of the World

Solar Is Now the Cheapest Energy There Is in the Sunniest Parts of the World

#ClimateChange#Environment#News#GlobalWarming

Thanks to Global Warming, Antarctica Is Starting to Turn Green
Thanks to Global Warming, Antarctica Is Starting to Turn Green
India Cancelling huge Coal Power Station because it wants to focus on Renewable Energy #renewable #energy #news
India Cancelling huge Coal Power Station because it wants to focus on Renewable Energy
India Cancelling huge Coal Power Station because it wants to focus on Renewable Energy
Human activity having effect on outer space
May 19, 1967 The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with Britain and the United States that banned nuclear weapons in outer space.
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