It reminds me of Petra, Jordan.
Thinking about climate change, GMOs, famine, war, and drought is depressing, but seeing projects like this come to fruition makes you feel all ooey-gooey inside.
As a service to humanity, Norway has taken it upon themselves to store billions of seeds in three caverns (20m by 10m by 6m high) blown out in the side of a mountain. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on an isolated island off the northeast coast of Greenland, received its inaugural shipment of seeds today from around the world: 47,000 strains of wheat from Mexico, 30,000 bean varieties from Columbia, 30,000 seed samples of barley from the Middle East, and many many more.
Of course, what would be a giant seed repository without some fun installation artwork?