Originally posted by nordurland
I know that storage of food and seeds in Svalbards is true.
Originally posted by Kvasir
Mixing fact with fiction makes it all the more believable. Yes seed vaults and VIP bunkers do exist but not for any nefarious purposes (other than
leaving your population to contend with whatever threat has presented itself) and certainly not from Nibiru, Planet X, Y, or Z.
In terms of the seed vaults, there is also one at Kew in London, England. At Kew the purpose is to ensure that a seed or sample of all plant species,
more especially those that are rare or near to extinction, is maintained so that they can be reproduced when or if necessary.
Further reduction in biodiversity is a major threat to the human species, it is essential that seed vaults are maintained to enable regeneration
should we allow it to reach critical conditions, plus some of those species would be considered essential to our survival; plants that contain
compounds that have not been synthesised for example. By having the seed vaults, we provide ourselves with a short cut should the currently (if we
continue on our present course) inevitable happen.
The famines, that will become an increasing occurence if we do not approach the problem of biodiversity rapidly and radically, are entirely
preventable. The seed bank at Kew is more concerned with this threat, I believe the one in Norway is more of a plan for disaster concentrating as it
does on seeds for food crops. Plus it's location. I think it is located on a Continental Shield, which means it is less likely to suffer from any
significant damage in the event of any major tectonic or fault activity.
This seed bank seems to be the insurance policy should there be a major natural disaster, like the Yellowstone Caldera blowing, or a major tectonic
shift in the Atlantic for example, the planet will naturally regenerate on it's own, plant wise, in a very short time, but there would be
insufficient food sources to support the remaining population and areas formerly used for food production may be contaminated by sulfur, most if not
all crops would be ruined if the caldera went.
The seed bank would be vital in such circumstances, given proper and equal distribution of existing food stuffs survival would be possible in the
short term as long as immediate provisions were taken for the medium to long term...by sowing crops as soon as is viable in the most viable
region...most likely in the Urals (since in either scenario the US would be pretty much dessimated and since, as Lazy1981 pointed out to me they
produce food for everyone else...well I think I've made that point). This is the chaos that we can do nothing about, other than be assured that
science and technology and governments collectively are doing their bit. And they seem to be. Pointless worrying about it, there is nothing that we
can do about it. Disaster is quite glamourous, attracts good research money, I think all that can be done is being done in that respect.
That which can be prevented, not so sexy and therefore not so well funded.