Apocalyptic UV and UV-C levels? Probably not.

Jerry Russell

Staff member
A recent article by Herndon, Hoisington & Whiteside appeared in the peer reviewed "Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International."

Herndon has been arguing for some time that chemtrails are real. Some scientists find his arguments convincing, some don't. What's most interesting in this latest paper, is that Herndon says that UV-C is being detected at significant levels at the surface of the earth. He claims that this is an unprecedented hazard.

If I were to try to post this news in an appropriately prominent article at Wikipedia, I'm at least 99% sure that most editors there would argue that this is not a reliable source because the author is self-employed and the journal's editors and reviewers are from Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Croatia and Malaysia. In fact, it would be a waste of time to make the attempt.

And I say to those (hypothetical) editors, that's just racist, nationalist and institutional bullshit. The peer review doesn't necessarily prove the content is correct; but this is at least as reliable as any American or European peer reviewed paper.


Aims: The dangerous portion of ultraviolet radiation is widely believed to be completely absorbed by the atmosphere before reaching Earth’s surface. Our objective is to make multiple measurements at Earth’s surface of the solar irradiance spectrum in the range 200-400 nm.

Methods: We made numerous measurements of the solar irradiance spectrum in the range 200- 400 nm at an elevation of 56 m with International Light Technologies ILT950UV Spectral Radiometer mounted on a Meade LXD55 auto guider telescope tripod and mount assembly.

Results: Our multifold measurements of solar irradiance spectra demonstrate conclusively that all wavelengths in the spectral range 200-400 nm reach Earth’s surface, contrary to the widespread perception that all UV-C and the majority of UV-B never reach the surface. We confirm the surface UV-C measurements of D’Antoni et al. (2007) that were disputed, based on faulty computer model calculations of atmospheric ozone, and thereafter ignored by the geoscience community.

Conclusions: The veracity of our data and D’Antoni et al. (2007)’s data call into question the validity of atmospheric ozone models. Further, we call into question the simplistic supposition of the Montreal Protocol that chloro-fluoro-hydrocarbons are the primary cause of ozone depletion, and point to the very heavy burden of halogens introduced into the atmosphere by ongoing jet-sprayed coal-fly-ash geoengineering. We demonstrate that satellite-based LISIRD solar spectra irradiance at the top of the atmosphere is badly flawed with some regions of the spectrum being less intense than measured at Earth’s surface. That calls into question any calculations made utilizing LISIRD data. We provide introductory information on the devastating effects of UV-B and UV-C on humans, phytoplankton, coral, insects and plants. These will be discussed in greater detail in subsequent articles.

Scanning through friends' posts at Facebook, I ran across this video by "MrMBB333", who has been monitoring weather phenomena for his patreon-sponsored YouTube channel. He confirms that UV measurements at several locations around the globe are at exceptionally high levels, including a UV-C reading from Amsterdam. I don't know if Herndon is correct that the high UV levels are being caused by chemtrails, but I certainly agree that these levels are alarming.

I'm not necessarily recommending that anyone should watch the entire video, because it's very slow-paced. But the pictures of Mexican stop-lights melting in the sun in 120 degree temperatures, at around 13:00 into the video, are absolutely bizarre. Note that the word "apocalyptic" is not just my choice, it's the headline that MrMBB333 used.

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Jerry Russell

Staff member
I was looking around the web to see if there's been any follow-up to this. The journal has a "post-publication peer review" discussion at this link:


Two comments argue that the problem is an inappropriate use of the instrument. For accurate readings of UV-C levels, they say, it's important to filter visible light and prevent it from reaching the sensor. Otherwise, very intense levels of visible light would overwhelm the sensor, which has very limited sensitivity to UV-C.

I think this is probably correct, and the same issue would apply to the instruments used in MrMBB333's videos.

Herndon has refused to retract his paper. But rather than offering any comprehensive defense of the accuracy of his measurements, he calls on other researchers to make similar measurements.

If indeed there are problems with UV-C reaching the earth's surface, I believe that other scientists would have confirmed by now. But there haven't been any further claims from scientific research groups.
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