This is the song that frames Silent Running, a film I have never been able to watch without crying…that it should ever come to pass that the only way to save the biodiversity of Earth would be to send habitat domes into space, and then the governments would decide it was a waste of money, seemed a long way way away as a child ( I was about 8 when the film came out) but possible…that a pacifist should have to kill humans to save the plants, but then could not live alone…all this because of people choosing greed over need…was and is deeply upsetting…

And now…yes, only 40 years later, if Kew Gardens loses financial support for the Millenium Seed Bank, which has over a BILLION seed types, and there are countless more to come in…we will lose the organic structure of  life as we know it…

A warning from the past, set in a future that was never supposed to happen, but seems more likely now than then…if you can, please donate, if not, please share to facebook, someone you know might be able to:

http://www.kew.org/support-kew/donate-now/global-conservation/

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