Protecting our future with frozen seeds

This story appeals to my Science-Fiction sensibilities: Norway is paying $5m to squirrel away 1.5 million varieties of food crops in a remote, frozen, and elevated (to guard against the rising sea levels of global warming) seed vault, just in case biodiversity takes a plunge.

This project reminds me of the Australian thing where information is being etched on silicon blocks (I can't remember the name of the project), and the North American project to store nuclear waste safely for tens of thousands of years.

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