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#112759 - 11/17/07 05:23 PM Cooling Begins for "Doomsday" Seed Bank
Sherpadog
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Interesting article on "long term prep"

Doug Mellgren in Oslo, Norway
Associated Press
November 15, 2007

Refrigeration units on Friday begin cooling a new "doomsday" vault dug into an already frigid Arctic mountainside to protect the world's seeds in case of a global catastrophe.

Norway blasted the Svalbard Global Seed Vault deep into the permafrost of a remote Arctic archipelago to protect as many as 4.5 million of the world's agricultural seeds from climate change, plant epidemics, natural disasters, and war. The vault is due to open on February 26.

Full article here.

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#112771 - 11/17/07 09:17 PM Re: Cooling Begins for "Doomsday" Seed Bank [Re: ]
RobertRogers Offline
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It is a good thing it is remote - but someone may still eat them rather than take the time to plant them when times are tough and they are starving.
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#112954 - 11/19/07 04:02 PM Re: Cooling Begins for "Doomsday" Seed Bank [Re: RobertRogers]
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Great article!
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