Like something out of a Science Fiction film, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault looks like a monolith rising out of the snowy mountains in Norway. Its purpose could be out of the same film: It’s a depository for seeds from around the world, to preserve plants in case of global disaster, whether fire, flood, ice or nuclear. To read the whole story, check out the Wikipedia article by clicking on the image below. If you write Science Fiction, be inspired! If you are into gardening, global environmental issues, or simply worried about the direction society is heading, take comfort… there are people planning ahead.