Aerial spill of oily ash hints U.S. ice-cap melting project

Photos from areas hit by accidental jet discharge of oily soot. (Photo J. Marvin Herndon)

Photos from areas hit by accidental jet discharge of oily soot. (Photo J. Marvin Herndon)

About Feb. 14, 2016, an oily-ashy substance fell on seven residences and vehicles in Harrison Township, Mich. The commander of nearby Selfridge Air National Guard Base told the press that the release was not from a military plane.

Upon being queried as to whether a government agency or contractor plane was involved, Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum declined to respond.

Suspecting that this was an accidental release from a covert geoengineering activity, geoscientist J. Marvin Herndon of Transdyne Corp. in San Diego says he “obtained samples of the material from one of the residents whose property was splattered from above” and had the material analyzed.

The material was also sampled and analyzed by officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

New uses for coal fly ash

A vehicle covered with oily fly ash material used to encourage snow melt in arctic regions, according to a geoscientists. (Photo J. Marvin Herndon)

A vehicle covered with oily fly ash material used to encourage snow melt in arctic regions, according to a geoscientists. (Photo J. Marvin Herndon)

In a recent article in the Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, Dr. Herndon says that “the results of those analyses provide evidence of a deliberate operation to melt ice and snow, which is consistent with the hypothesis that aerosolized coal fly ash is being used to deliberately enhance global warming.”

As the article indicates, “the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality noted from microscopic examination” that the air-drop material “consists of a mixture of particles in dark clumps *** that morphologically resembles plant material, including leaves, seeds and fruit skins make up the majority of the sample *** . When coal fly ash falls to Earth, it’s typically dark gray color absorbs sunlight and enhances global warming. Three samples of air-drop material were analyzed independently by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), including one sample of which was collected and analyzed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.”

To melt arctic ice

One sample was also analyzed by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray analysis. These laboratory test results show evidence of coal fly ash and salt in the material dropped from an aircraft over Harrison Township.

Dr. Herndon reports that “patterns of quasi-circular holes, sometimes called ‘cryoconite holes’ are observed on ablating glacier surfaces worldwide; these holes resemble the distribution pattern of the air-drop material.” Due to its dark color, natural cryoconite — windblown dust made up of soot, rock particles and microbes found on glaciers — absorbs sunlight and melts its way into glacier ice. Based on the resemblance between the air-drop material and cryoconite, Dr. Herndon concludes that “the air-drop material is synthetic cryoconite, or proto-cryoconite, whose purpose is to melt glacial ice.

“That explanation is consistent with the now near-daily, near-global spraying of a particulate substance, evidenced as coal fly ash, into the troposphere which has the effect of causing global warming,” Dr. Herndon said.

“Yet the consequences of this near-global weather/climate modification geoengineering activity have not been taken into account by any of the climate change models evaluated by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a fact that calls into question not only the findings of that organization, but its moral authority as well.”

Urging full investigation

“The results of this investigation provide evidence that is indicative of a deliberate effort to hasten the melting of glaciers, and thereby hasten global warming. Considerable time, effort and expense was required to develop the air-drop material, that I refer to as synthetic cryoconite, or protocryoconite, and to develop and test the technology to disperse that material from the air in a systematic and effective manner; consequently, it seems unlikely that this was simply a local operation.”

Dr. Herndon says at the end of his paper: “If so, this investigation reinforces the presumed intent of daily aerosol particulate spraying in the troposphere, observed worldwide, which has the consequence of causing global warming. Elsewhere the author has provided evidence that coal fly ash is the primary material being employed in such spraying whose net effect is to enhance global warming. Interestingly, one component of the airdrop material, inferred here from analytical results, is coal fly ash.

“Scientists who study glaciers should be mindful of the evidence presented here, and should look for instances where such matter, referred to as synthetic cryoconite, or proto-cryoconite, might have been dropped. Scientists worldwide should call for, and indeed demand, a full and open investigation into these covert geoengineering activities whose potential impacts on Earth’s climate system, the integrity of Earth’s biota, and on human health may prove to be extremely hazardous.


J. M. Herndon, J. Geography Environ. Earth Sci. Int. 2017, 9(1) 

J. Marvin Herndon, Ph.D. Transdyne Corporation CV.



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