Its official name is Svalbard Global Seed Vault, but we know it as The Doomsday Vault, because it is supposed to be the building that will protect Earth's seeds from a nuclear war or a natural catastrophe. The solution that would allow us to rebuild human civilization after a cataclysmic event.
Did you believe it was safe? Did you feel that it would be our insurance for the future? Did you think that we could continue to trash the world around us without consequences because in a remote part of Norway somebody is storing seeds?
Well, think again.
The Doomsday vault is not as safe for seeds as we planned for... And the bad news is that it's the best we can do, as far as seed banks go.
Day after day we see that nothing we do withstands the damages we are inflicting to the planet, but still we don't believe it. The climatic changes we are causing have such far-reaching consequences that they threaten an institution that is supposed to be safe even in case of a nuclear war.
Suddenly its entrance is flooded by melting waters. The Arctic Bunker That Protects The World’s Seeds Is Thawing
The permafrost and the snow and the glaciers in this northernmost region of Norway inside the Arctic Circle are melting at a rate that nobody had foreseen. And of course, the flooding of a man-made bunker is far from being the worst consequence of it.
Day after day we are destroying the only environment that allows human life, and the measures we are taking thinking -hoping- that they will help us in the future, are so puny and ridiculous.
How ludicrous is thinking that a cement-and-iron vault full of seeds in the Arctic Circle will withstand the changes that are taking place on a planetary scale.
How pathetic is thinking that we can “do something to save the world", anything, while we keep on doing what we do and go on consuming as we consume.
Please, think about it. Consider every purchase you make.
It's a matter of habit, as much as the habit of buying is a habit. Think if you really need what you buying at that moment, the reality is that most of our purchases (up to 80%!!!) are unnecessary and only contribute to the depletion of our resources, the maintaining of the murderous/suicidal system we currently live in, and finally the destruction of our Home.
Thinking about what we consume, and how, becomes a habit very fast, especially because by doing so you quickly reduce the number of your purchases.
Considerably reducing our consumption CAN be done, it's easier than we think. And it's the only way to fix this.
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