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The Doomsday Vault

Do the Norwegians know something we don’t? On a remote island near the North Pole they’re going to build a seed vault that is able to survive future cataclysmic events such as asteroid strikes, nuclear war or climate change. Constructed 120 metres into a mountain, this doomsday vault is costing the Norwegian government five million US dollars and is due for completion in 2008. Money well spent? Only time will tell.