During my time as a coffee buyer in Central and Southern Shan States of Myanmar, the coffee farms we worked with were experiencing new planting losses of 12-14% per year due to cold and frost from 2012-Present. The owners commented how strange this was, and I thought the cold was unusual, as I had learned my entire life about CO2 and the affect it had warming our Earth.
In 2014, with top leaf damage through the farms from intense cold, I started to look for a cause. What I found was a cycle of Grand Solar Minimums which I had never heard of before, termed Mini Ice Ages. The most famous is the Maunder Minimum in the 1600's, and with a bit of digging you will quickly see that these events occurr on a regular 400 year pattern.
The effects during each of these GSM's is always the same, crop losses due to cold damage and out of season rain or snows, food price rises and economic twists as the most important commodites in our society are food and energy.
I was so moved by the information I had researched, that I started the ADAPT 2030 | Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 channel on YouTube
As history repeats, we are all in this together. We will need to work together to develop new food growing strategies to cope with shifting agricultural zones and crop losses. With that said, this will be one of the biggest opportunities in human history for technological advances and investment. (Aeroponics, Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Shipping Container Grow Systems, LED Stacked Grow Systems and Microgreens) to name a few.
I see the incredible urgency at which we need to have a mitigation plan in play for our global food production and delivery system as the Grand Solar Minimum intensifies.
Are you ready to THRIVE in the new Grand Solar Minimum?
Today's world works on pooled talent so this site was designed by myself holding the vision of professionals, researchers and solution minded individuals discussing which plant species grow best with the highest overall benefit for a geographical area in terms of food and bio-fuel production, along with other byproduct income streams and exports from all agro-based and aquaculture industries.
Contact me with a comment, question or suggestion on how we can work together and THRIVE during the new period of agricultural changes. I can be reached at ddubyne (at) oilseedcrops [dot] org
ADAPT 2030 Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 Channel YouTube
Mini Ice Age Conversations Podcast on iTunes / Stitcher Radio / Soundcloud