A rather ordinary caper story, it’s made distinctive by a post-global-warming setting. The objective of the caper is a seed vault in Svalbard, which contains extinct DNA. Along the way the reader observers a variety of efforts to reduce global warming.
“Mitigation” by Karl Schroeder and Tobias S. Buckell originally appeared in the anthology Fast Forward 2 (Pyr, 2008) edited by Lou Anders.
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