Svalbard: Land of Snow and Apocalypse Arks

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The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard has it all: glaciers, polar bears, scientific researchers and an epic seed vault built to survive the apocalypse. Join Robert and Christian as they discuss this frigid environment and the human activities that have come to define it.

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Topics in this Podcast: biology, Geology