I guess I should be reading more than rag mags and blogs.
I never knew this was going on, did you?
Tunneled 400 feet into a frozen mountain on The Svalbard Archipelago, is a vault. It's the safe keeping grounds for seed samples from all over the world. They are in the process of getting this vault to a zero temperature. These seeds have the ability to be preserved for over 1,000 years. Food seeds, like barley, wheat, peas, etc.
Why? So when mankind succeeds at destroying ourselves, future, more intelligent, I hope, people can replant the Earth.
I never knew. Most countries have their own banks, but chances are they wouldn't last as long as this one. The one in the Philippines was wiped out by a typhoon last year. Iraq and Afghanistan had theirs wiped out in war. I'm impressed they even had one. Where is ours in the United States? Please comment if you know.
What else is happening out there in sci-fi land to preserve the ability of Earth to carry on after we decide to mess it up to a point of no return for mankind, as we know it?