Saturday, March 1, 2008

Seeds in a 'lock box'

They're really taking Al Gore literally on that whole 'lock box' shtick.

Okay, so we're saving seeds in an arctic vault in the event climate change wipes out natural plants? How do they plan to grow them if the climate runs amok and kills all natural plants? Which is retarded, because we're freezing to death this winter (though I suppose it could be argued that an ice age could do the same).

Here's another thought. In the Earth's 4.5 billion year history, we've had several "doomsdays" that have obliterated species, but the natural order always reestablishes life. Why should we be so arrogant to think we'll survive doomsday only to bring back the same life that was just made extinct? We really are pathetic, haughty animals. - Norway Formally Opens Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault - Science News | Science & Technology |Technology News:

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — A "doomsday" seed vault built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters opened Tuesday deep within an Arctic mountain in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.

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