Archangel’s David Milarch was interviewed by Australia’s ABC radio network for this fascinating story of how research centers are preserving the genetic basis of plant life in order to help humans adapt to future global climate change.

One example of this is the “doomsday vault” – a vast concrete bunker in Norway, officially known as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, that contains approximately 1.5 million distinct seed samples, keeping them safe in the event of a global catastrophe.

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Similarly, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive maintains several “living libraries” around the world. Archangel has collected samples from and has cloned hundreds of tree species. These clones are planted to preserve the genetic heritage of the world’s oldest, largest, and most iconic tree species.

Exploring new ideas, new approaches, new technologies—the edge of change, Australia’s ABC network show, Future Tense analyses the social, cultural and economic fault lines arising from rapid transformation.

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