Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

  • Опубликовано:  1 год назад
  • A rare look inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault which is closed ~350 days a year
    Check out Audible:
    More info on the seed vault:
    My trip to Norway was funded by Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Genepool Productions as part of a new project. More information soon.

    Special thanks to Bente Naeverdal and the Crop Trust:
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  • Длительность: 9:17
  • Тэги для этого Видео:  veritasium  science  svalbard seed vault  seed vault  doomsday vault  doomsday  armageddon  vault  seed  seeds  svalbard  climate change  

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  • The Legend Of Victini
    The Legend Of Victini 20 часов назад

    With regards to the GM crops, my question is whether an exception will be made for SpaceX and their GM fuel producing plants. These I would imagine act as the perfect candidate for the Seed Vault project as it would allow for an accelerated restart of civilisation if the worst were to happen. This is very much something I would like to ask the engineers at the Svalbard Seed Vault.

  • luis fuentes
    luis fuentes 22 часа назад

    i am going to make my own seed vault it will be better than this shitty thawing vault, I will allow any drug seeds in my vault, it will have every weed strain stored, and it will also have blackjack and hookers

  • Bloop Doop
    Bloop Doop 1 день назад

    This was flooded a couple of months ago

  • MaDeLapHnT
    MaDeLapHnT 3 дня назад

    7:34 ITS BIGFOOT

  • MaDeLapHnT
    MaDeLapHnT 3 дня назад

    North Korean Slaves built those boxes.

  • joe nodden
    joe nodden 3 дня назад

    Even North Korean seeds are in there!?!

    DOLPH OBAMA 4 дня назад

    I didnt see any guards. So i could walk in with a gun and a couple pounds of petrol and a match, and destroy all of that?

  • Josh Jonathan
    Josh Jonathan 4 дня назад

    climate change is not real

  • Jan Christian Frodahl
    Jan Christian Frodahl 5 дней назад

    +15°C / 59°F
    This is as warm as it gets in Norway, so we'll start here.

    People in Spain wear winter-coats and gloves.
    The Norwegians are out in the sun, getting a tan.
    +10°C / 50°F
    The French are trying in vain to start their central heating.
    The Norwegians plant flowers in their gardens.
    +5°C / 41°F
    Italian cars won't start.
    The Norwegians are cruising in cabriolets.
    0°C / 32°F
    Distilled water freezes.
    The water in Oslo Fjord gets a little thicker.
    -5°C / 23°F
    People in California almost freeze to death.
    The Norwegians have their final barbeque before winter.
    -10°C / 14°F
    The Brits start the heat in their houses.
    The Norwegians start using long sleeves.
    -20°C / -4°F
    The Aussies flee from Mallorca.
    The Norwegians end their Midsummer celebrations.
    Autumn is here.
    -30°C / -22°F
    People in Greece die from the cold and disappear from the face of the earth.
    The Norwegians start drying their laundry indoors.
    -40°C / -40°F
    Paris start cracking in the cold.
    The Norwegians stand in line at the hotdog stands.
    -50°C / -58°F
    Polar bears start evacuating the North Pole.
    The Norwegian army postpones their winter survival training awaiting real winter weather.
    -70°C / -94°F
    The false Santa moves south.
    The Norwegian army goes out on winter survival training.
    -183°C / -297.4°F
    Microbes in food don't survive.
    The Norwegian cows complain that the farmers' hands are cold.
    -273°C / -459.4°F
    ALL atom-based movent halts.
    The Norwegians start saying 'Faen, it's cold outside today.'
    -300°C / -508°F
    Hell freezes over.
    Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest.

    Cold weather, warm people ;)

  • Axel Bakke
    Axel Bakke 5 дней назад

    Isn't this in Norway? Like if you're Norwegian! :D

  • Your best Friend
    Your best Friend 8 дней назад

    Still worried about "all the ice melting"....... does anybody pay attention to NASA reports? Give me a break

  • Juliet emma
    Juliet emma 8 дней назад

    if all the earth ice melted, it still over the sea level... but if the earth stop spinning, it gonna flooded by sea water caused by the absent of centrifugal force on the equatorial sea water

  • MayhemRaven
    MayhemRaven 8 дней назад

    What is the front door breaks...

  • Rec 101
    Rec 101 8 дней назад

    I always was thinking this was about sperm seeds.

  • new topix
    new topix 9 дней назад

    *_North Korean Box Is Epic_*

  • brettcone
    brettcone 11 дней назад

    or we could just evolve to need less and less nutrients as time goes on

  • carrotzombie
    carrotzombie 11 дней назад

    There's no marijuana seeds there? Then what's the point of the whole thing?

  • Joey Martinez
    Joey Martinez 12 дней назад

    Its gone now...... sad :(

  • zim
    zim 12 дней назад

    so they don't accept geneticly modified plants, so do they not take bananas

  • AnimalStomper
    AnimalStomper 12 дней назад

    Can I store my jizz there?

  • AnimalStomper
    AnimalStomper 12 дней назад

    isn't this all flooded and destroyed now?

  • jessumano al
    jessumano al 14 дней назад

    why no GMO? all the seeds we have now and in storage there are the products of years of selective breeding which is essentially genetic manipulation. just compare the (natural) corn we have now from the parent stock called teosinte. besides, 80 to 90 percent of corn grown in the US now are GMOs.

  • Fox14215
    Fox14215 14 дней назад

    Cough cough Fallout Cough

  • Reageer Meneer
    Reageer Meneer 14 дней назад

    Vault-Tec calling!

  • genericgorilla
    genericgorilla 15 дней назад

    lol svalbard got flooded a couple of weeks ago. this video did not age well at all

  • Tyler joe Hanley
    Tyler joe Hanley 15 дней назад

    Why did they fill vault 2 up first and not vault 1?

  • Jack Hughes
    Jack Hughes 15 дней назад

    I've been wondering were you're from, because in almost every video, your accent changes

  • Anamika Nandy
    Anamika Nandy 15 дней назад

    well they had a flood recently inside the vault.. with the perma frost melting.. so maybe it could fail

  • kabd
    kabd 17 дней назад

    did you find borealis?

  • The Last Prophet
    The Last Prophet 17 дней назад

    this is cool but they should have GMO seeds there...

  • Cayden Savage
    Cayden Savage 17 дней назад

    No weed? Your plantist!

  • zer0
    zer0 18 дней назад

    USA and North Korea? The universe is changing!!!

  • acidic doggo
    acidic doggo 19 дней назад

    Norse Korea

  • Nefi1996
    Nefi1996 19 дней назад

    now is when i hate you i want to go to this place

  • Dan DCC91
    Dan DCC91 20 дней назад

    Lol, what kind of a megalomaniac do you have to be to believe that your genes are important enough to be stored in a multinational centennial project of a vault like this?

  • Winston Deleon
    Winston Deleon 20 дней назад

    I have a feeling that excluding GMO seeds is going to basically make most of the contents of this vault irrelevant. In the coming decades, problems crops have with climate change, pests, and other adverse factors are going to be increasingly dealt with using genetic engineering rather than the crossbreed-and-pray method, and non-GMOs will end up being considered largely undesirable as crops and seen as a step backwards because they're simply not competitive in terms of hardiness and productiveness.

  • David Nava
    David Nava 20 дней назад

    I work in -12 Fahrenheit. -18 Celsius is nothing.

  • Deleted Channel
    Deleted Channel 20 дней назад

    Question here: why don't the have a freezer of pure distilled water frozen because who know what our water will be like when the night need to grow these plants

  • Not_Octopus
    Not_Octopus 21 день назад

    No Marijuana seeds? Well, if we do need this vault at some point in thew future, I would rather have hemp, than cotton. And they don't know what kind of seeds they'll need in the future with climate change? Genetically modified seeds of course. But wait, we can't have those in the vault.

  • Joshua Norman
    Joshua Norman 22 дня назад

    *wait a post apocalyptic world will have no weed!?*

  • Andrzej Przybył
    Andrzej Przybył 22 дня назад

    Why no drugs there? Marijuana is known for cancer healing abilities. That's worth preserving I suppose.

  • David Gaffan
    David Gaffan 22 дня назад

    i can tell you the box at 4:46 on the left of the shelf on the right of the screen is from Plant Gene Resources of Canada

  • ChocoStream
    ChocoStream 23 дня назад

    No weed but yet it's shown to prove medical break trough 😒😒 tell me this when the founding fathers of that thing has cancer or other and weed saves their lives ! Then they put a new vault just for weed 😂😂😂

  • Fennec Gaming
    Fennec Gaming 23 дня назад

    It flooded .________.

  • Samuel Hopkins
    Samuel Hopkins 23 дня назад

    permafrost keeping it cool has frozen and flooded the vault... RIP human history

  • Ian Chen
    Ian Chen 24 дня назад

    Lol the entrance to this broke recently

  • Nick Aguila
    Nick Aguila 25 дней назад

    Billions of dollars invested into this preservation measure, and people still think climate change is a hoax.

  • 21EC
    21EC 25 дней назад

    why isnt there also a backup vault like this one but just for human history/knowledge (stored in a 5d glass memory chips), that is really a must as well.

    • 21EC
      21EC 18 дней назад

      oh cool, but saving it all on a 5d glass memory chips would save it eternally since 5d's are estimated to be able to save files for about almost 14 billion years

    • cfm marko
      cfm marko 18 дней назад

      There are such vaults. Maybe not the 5d glass thing but still...

  • Rhapbus1
    Rhapbus1 26 дней назад

    Preserving one of humanities greatest medicines would be really smart, actually.

  • Aust Kyzor
    Aust Kyzor 26 дней назад

    No GMO seeds... so... the vault is actually empty, then?

    • Aust Kyzor
      Aust Kyzor 26 дней назад

      Because if Canada's seeds in there include wheat - 100% of those are GMO. Plus any stored corn, rice, and most berries.

  • Jay K
    Jay K 26 дней назад

    great video! thank you :)

  • white chocolate
    white chocolate 26 дней назад

    they better have some weed seeds in there

  • Mervyn Sirju
    Mervyn Sirju 26 дней назад

    Well, so much for permafrost being the failsafe behind this. Never underestimate the power of global warming.

  • Mainly Gaming
    Mainly Gaming 27 дней назад

    spray it with line-x

  • LTxt
    LTxt 27 дней назад

    If this vault gets destroyed the whole world will be broke and starve to death

  • Austin Betts
    Austin Betts 28 дней назад

    What about bananas, they are one of the most genetically modified foods

  • DiveDeep
    DiveDeep 28 дней назад

    Come on...throw some Bubba Kush in there for the apocalypse. Would make it so much better..for all us that survive that is.

  • nick bagnara
    nick bagnara 28 дней назад


  • Scattel2z
    Scattel2z 28 дней назад

    Where's Sativa?

  • childhood drama
    childhood drama 29 дней назад

    Looks like the place outta outlast

  • moofymoo
    moofymoo 29 дней назад

    so pyramids are just a seed vault from previous civilization?

  • Gobble
    Gobble 29 дней назад

    lol, why do you need seeds to be stored in a -13 degrees place!!?!?!?!?!

  • Apolo50
    Apolo50 29 дней назад


  • Carter Briggs
    Carter Briggs 1 месяц назад

    That lady is so awesome

    I AM AMBUSH! 1 месяц назад

    Now i know where i'm headed when there's a zombie Apocalypse.

  • DarkLight
    DarkLight 1 месяц назад

    Welp this place got flooded.

  • Jack liu
    Jack liu 1 месяц назад

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Canadiens just had maple tree seeds in those boxes

  • chris moore
    chris moore 1 месяц назад

    but trump said ther is no climate change ha ?

  • Peter Stockdale
    Peter Stockdale 1 месяц назад

    Sadly due to climate change the permafrost defrosted and the place flooded. No seeds were lost, but the concept of the seed store being able to survive all disasters for hundreds of years has been challenged less than ten years after it opened.

  • Nikos Kalantzis
    Nikos Kalantzis 1 месяц назад

    Would they keep prehistoric seeds like the ones scientists found recently?

  • AnthonyBaneVlogs
    AnthonyBaneVlogs 1 месяц назад

    Wouldn't it be more sensible to have those vaults down in Antarctica?

  • Kevin Yeoh
    Kevin Yeoh 1 месяц назад

    And now it's flooded...

    • imarsplayer
      imarsplayer 26 дней назад

      Actually no, only some of the tunnels leading to the vault got flooded, and once it froze they just mined the ice out. The vault itself is perfectly fine.

  • It's a Beautiful Day
    It's a Beautiful Day 1 месяц назад

    "Norwegian Government is redesigning parts of Global Seed Vault, after record warm summer caused permafrost to melt and flood the entrance." About time to face reality.

  • QuickPro Studios
    QuickPro Studios 1 месяц назад

    This is where amy and dan wen tin the 39 clues Unstoppable book 2.... nice!

  • Lifted_Above
    Lifted_Above 1 месяц назад

    "preserving the diversity of the world's food crops"

    Oh isn't that interesting! And looking at nature for further observations, blue birds want to be with blue birds, eagles want to be
    with eagles and fly in the high places, gold finches want to be with gold finches, buzzards want to be with buzzards, ducks want to be with ducks. Storks want to be with storks. Each of it's own diverse kind. And animals such as these are much less intelligent overall than people are.

    And why so is there such a push around the world to end diversity among kindreds and tongues and nations of people? Just use war and terror and political force to displace kindreds of people and force integration with everyone else who doesn't look like them, doesn't talk like them, doesn't want the same things as them, doesn't think the same way as them? Gotta preserve the diversity of the world's food crops but make sure to destroy the diversity of the world's PEOPLE who eat those crops. The hypocrisy.

    And that is called "tolerance" and "love" to forcibly integrate diverse people together, producing children who are neither, destroying diverse cultures one birth at a time. Disrupting unity among workforces. Causing ethnic unrest and civil war.

  • Andreas Korento
    Andreas Korento 1 месяц назад

    i can hear the dialekt

  • Fator Medo
    Fator Medo 1 месяц назад

    This place had a part flooded due to ice melting.

  • John Hio
    John Hio 1 месяц назад

    The place recently flooded due to melting permafrost... so much for fail-proofing.

  • Robert Cornhole
    Robert Cornhole 1 месяц назад

    "I believe is called 'food libraries.'"

  • DJ Refusinq
    DJ Refusinq 1 месяц назад

    My dad works there, Cool You got to SEE it! I loveee how You said "Bente" haha

  • TheBanjoShow
    TheBanjoShow 1 месяц назад

    What's the minecraft seed name so I can check this map on my own? Looks really good. Also, what are those shaders? Looks realistic af.

  • Justin L
    Justin L 1 месяц назад

    Marijuana is a "drug" with no legitimate human uses.

  • David Urquhart
    David Urquhart 1 месяц назад

    It could be important to store a wide variety of human sperm because of the possibility of an infectious genetic disease that we only recognize after a couple of generations when the uninflected have died.
    Also the medical benefits of currently illegal drugs from hallucinogenics to pain killers may not yet be known or yet have crucial application.

  • _Art3Eazy _Sy3
    _Art3Eazy _Sy3 1 месяц назад

    This tunnel reminds me of OUTLAST final chapter . Where the fat monster died

  • CesarConH
    CesarConH 1 месяц назад

    I don't care what seeds they save just save those Hass avocado seeds from Mexico!

  • Twh Az
    Twh Az 1 месяц назад

    No genetically altered seeds? That is stupid. Food is Food when your starving.

  • Physics Ynot
    Physics Ynot 1 месяц назад

    Your all videos are awesome .I love your channel.Really enjoyed...

  • David Jonston
    David Jonston 1 месяц назад

    We need to put weed and shrooms in there

  • JackyVivid
    JackyVivid 1 месяц назад

    The woman said 30 to 40 years!

  • # #
    # # 1 месяц назад

    Think I saw a thing recently about flooding of this place due to heavy rains and permafrost melt (Just the entrance) I'd be interested to see this again after they are done remodeling to prevent future issues.

  • John Davenport
    John Davenport 1 месяц назад

    That place flooded recently

  • gingerbreadmanquan
    gingerbreadmanquan 1 месяц назад

    no ganga seeds wdf even noah had cush wfd

  • Putra Wibowo
    Putra Wibowo 1 месяц назад

    It's flooded now

  • Mohammed Malik
    Mohammed Malik 1 месяц назад

    I'm in the toilet having diarrhea

  • Abdul Wahed
    Abdul Wahed 1 месяц назад

    if doomsday happens,everything will be destroyed

  • Dallas
    Dallas 1 месяц назад

    Didn't last 10 years. We are doomed.

  • Atlas Marvel
    Atlas Marvel 1 месяц назад

    Looks like the underground facility in the Outlast:Whistleblower DLC

  • Joakim Nilsen
    Joakim Nilsen 1 месяц назад

    Norwegians can't speak english

  • Twinkiebutts
    Twinkiebutts 1 месяц назад

    I heard this got flooded