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Global Warming: Doomsday Vault Starts in March

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posted on Feb, 9 2007 @ 06:51 PM
As we debate over what is to come in regards to climate change, some are already taking action:

Unveiling the Doomsday Vault Design WorldChanging

Some of you may recall the announcement early last year about plans to erect a "doomsday vault" -- a secure, industrial-strength seedbank on an island between mainland Norway and the North Pole, designed to protect the world's crop diversity in the event of massive planetary disaster. According to a New Scientist piece from January 2006:

It is being built to safeguard the world's food supply against nuclear war, climate change, terrorism, rising sea levels, earthquakes and the ensuing collapse of electricity supplies. "If the worst came to the worst, this would allow the world to reconstruct agriculture on this planet," says Cary Fowler, director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, an independent international organisation promoting the project.

Since then, the world has gotten warmer, climate change has been scientifically proven to be human-caused, and designers have completed their plans for the Svalbard International Seed Vault. Construction will begin almost immediately, with opening slated for 2008.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

'Doomsday vault' to resist global warming effects breitbart
Architectural plan revealed of doomsday arctic seed vault PhysOrg
Norway Reveals Doomsday Vault's Design LiveScience
'Doomsday' vault design unveiled BBC
Work starts on Arctic seed vault CNN

The vault will be completed by 2008 and shelter more than 3 million different seeds. Sounds like a good plan to me, where Norway is smart enough to save up for a rainy day.

[edit on 9-2-2007 by Regenmacher]

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