Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Not the "Doomsday Seed Vault" But Rather the "Vault of Doom" [part 1/3]


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The sheer sensationalism of doom-laden Internet headlines doled out by journalists raised on Hollywood disaster movies (and now clickbait) recently reared their ugly head again, this time in regards to the venerated Svalbard Global Seed Vault. I'm no fan of what some have misleadingly nicknamed the "Doomsday Seed Vault", but with journalists narrowly clamouring on about some recent hiccoughs that the Vault experienced does the greater catastrophe that the Vault represents get obfuscated. Those recent hiccoughs are certainly nothing to scoff at (as I'll explain), but by missing out on the greater implications they imply does the fundamental problems of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault get missed, those being that not only is the Vault not a "Doomsday Seed Vault" but, and as I'll explain in part 2, that it transforms seed saving into something akin to the art of taxidermy.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://fromfilmerstofarmers.com/svalbard-global-seed-vault-not-the-doomsday-seed-vault-but-rather-the-vault-of-doom-part-1-3/