With Svalbard designed for depositing seeds, not withdrawing them, and with surreptitious if not slimy arguments defending the setup, what might be the Vault's ulterior motive be?

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is "supposed to last for eternity", yet didn't take the effects of climate change into consideration in its design and construction. One might wonder which "unknown unknowns" it's not quite ready for either.


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