If you think the super-elite rich aren’t worried about a worldwide catastrophe, look no further than the “Doomsday Vault” in Norway for your answer. Funded enthusiastically by Bill and Melinda Gates, this vault built under the permafrost of Norway houses hundreds of thousands of seed samples intended to be used to repopulate the Earth if a real extinction event occurred. Basically, it’s a lot like Noah’s Ark for plants, and it is a way to protect Earth the way it is now and make it possible to return it if recent extinction talks become reality. In case you haven’t heard, scientists now say that the Earth is in its sixth mass extinction period, and even mankind could be on the chopping block. Add the constant threat of nuclear war and the damage done to the Earth environmentally and it’s easy to see why a seed vault might not be such a terrible idea.