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Is The New Solar Minimum Having An Effect On Plants?

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It appears we have begun a new solar minimum. Based on recent NASA photographs of the sun, the total absence of sunspots, and other data from the Langley Research Lab at NASA, that is a reliable assumption.

Changes In Plant Growth Cycles We Can See Already

Whether these reported botanical events are caused by the solar minimum, who knows?

Some possibilities are: there is no connection to the solar minimum or that there is a direct connection to the solar minimum or that there is an indirect connection to the solar minimum via weather and shifts in the Earth’s electromagnetic field related to the solar minimum.

I do not know which case we are in.

Changes in cloud color and formation are more clear and obvious than in the plant changes.

I refer to a very good article about this, filled with clear beautiful photos, by Dr. Roy Spencer.

Dr. Spencer has several photographs of blue clouds and very unusual cloud formation. The article explains how startling changes in cloud color and formations occur around sunset in the northern part of the U.S. as a result of the new solar minimum.

Flowering Trees And Flowering Plants In A Northern Area Affected By The Solar Minimum

About March of this year, I began to notice something unusual about certain types of trees that grow in the area I work. In fact on all the types of trees that usually have lichens (lichens are explained in a moment) growing on them.

One of those trees is Sorbus. Sorbus consists of 100 to 200 species such as whitebeam, rowan, service tree, and mountain-ash.

In addition to Sorbus-type trees, to some extent birch and oak trees have shown the relatively high levels of lichen growth on their bark, although to a lesser extent.

This year basically trees had about twice as much lichen growth as the usually do.

Lichens are a thin green growth on the bark of trees. It’s composed of a fungus, and among the filaments of the fungus live either cyanobacteria or algae.

Lichen growth looks as if it might harm the trees, but in fact, it’s just living on the surface of the tree bark and does not penetrate the tree or cause any harm to the trees.

In any case, the lichen growth on many type trees on which it is usually found has been about twice as much as usual this Spring and Summer.

Secondly, flowering trees and plants have had an unusual flowering cycle this year. Sorbus trees in this area have small white flowers which grow in bunches on their branches and it’s been unusually rapid.

A rapid flowering, followed by a rapid wilting of the flowers, occurred not only on flowering trees but on bushes. Rose bushes, for example, had no red or white roses one day, and then after several days, the bushes were full of the flowers.

The rose flowers themselves had a relatively brief, explosive growth cycle, meaning they opened very quickly and wilted very quickly. So quickly I can describe it as a botanical explosion.

If This Is Happening, Is It Important?

The global warming adherents believe that Earth is a sort of dartboard and they are throwing the darts.

In fact, it’s actually the opposite.

Taking a look at the changes occurring during the solar minimum can help clarify who is in control — and it’s the planet.


Dr. Joel Glass is an engineer working in alternative energy, primarily hydropower. He also specializes in the effects of ultra-cold natural temperatures on transportation, power, and water infrastructure.

His new book, ICE AGE … 2025: HOW TO PREPARE AMERICA AND YOUR FAMILY FOR THE COMING ICE AGE, contains achievable suggestions on how to prepare the country and our families for coming cold temperatures without breaking the bank.

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