The Texas congressman asked whether there was anything the U.S. Forest Service could do 'to change the course of the moon's orbit or the Earth's orbit around the sun'
The Texas congressman asked whether there was anything the U.S. Forest Service could do 'to change the course of the moon's orbit or the Earth's orbit around the sun.'
Gohmert made the comments Tuesday during aHouse Natural Resources Committee hearingon four bills as he was questioning Jennifer Eberlien, an associate deputy chief of the Forest Service."I understand, from what's been testified to the Forest Service and the BLM, you want very much to work on the issue of climate change," Gohmert said, referring to the Bureau of Land Management.
"I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA that they've found that the moon's orbit is changing slightly and so is the Earth's orbit around the sun. We know there's been significant solar flare activity," he said. "And so, is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the course of the moon's orbit or the Earth's orbit around the sun? Obviously, that would have profound effects on our climate."
Eberlien responded, smiling, "I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert.""If you figure out there's a way in the Forest Service you could make that change, I'd like to know," Gohmert said.Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., offered his own solution to Gohmert on Twitter on Wednesday, suggesting that Marvel Comics' character headtopics.com
Captain Marvelcould handle the job."She can alter planetary orbits with her superpowers. I'm going to work on a bipartisan resolution asking for her help,"Lieu tweeted.As for the "immediate past director of NASA" Gohmert referred to in his remarks, that would probably be Jim Bridenstine, a former member of Congress from Oklahoma who had been a climate change skeptic, who argued years ago that humans aren't responsible for global warming.
"Global temperature changes, when they exist, correlate with sun output and ocean cycles," he said in remarks on.Story continuesHe said that position had evolved by 2017, when then-President Donald Trump nominated him to be NASA's administrator. Bridenstine told
The Washington Postthat after having heard from experts and reading up on the topic, "I came to the conclusion myself that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that we've put a lot of it into the atmosphere and therefore we have contributed to the global warming that we've seen."
"And we've done it in really significant ways," he said.Bridenstine could not be reached for comment Wednesday.Gohmert, an outspoken opponent of Democrats' plans to combat climate change, has said he does not believe it is a manmade problem. headtopics.com
"We can't do anything substantive about the climate change right now, when the moon's orbit is apparently changing some, the Earth's orbit is changing some, according to NASA,"he told Fox Business Networklast month.A spokesperson for NASA did not return a call for comment. The agency has long pointed to human-made carbon dioxide emissions as the cause of current global warming.
"Earth's climate has changed throughout history," theagency's website says."Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth's orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives," the site says, but "the current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is extremely likely (greater than 95 percent probability) to be the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented over millennia."
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