We are allowing a mine-shaft gap.
It sounds like something from a science fiction film — a doomsday vault carved into a frozen mountainside on a secluded Arctic island ready to serve as a Noah’s Ark for seeds in case of a global catastrophe.
But Norway’s ambitious project is on its way to becoming reality. Construction began Monday on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, designed to house as many as 3 million of the world’s crop seeds.
Not quite as exciting as the prospect of ten women for each man in nuclear-safe mineshafts, maybe, but I suppose it’s about time the rest of the world took seriously our unabating effort to destroy it.