GOP Congressman Asks if US Forest Service Can ‘Change the Course of the Moon’s Orbit’ to Repair Local weather Change

The good news is that one Republican US Congressman appears to believe that climate change is real and can be fixed. The bad news is that he believes the federal government can somehow change the orbit of the moon – or the earth – to do so.

“Is there anything the National Forest Service or BLM [Bureau of Land Management] can do to change the course of the moon or the earth? ” Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked Jennifer Eberlien, the deputy director of the US Forest Service, the Daily Dot reported. “That would of course have profound effects on our climate.”

His remark about the “profound implications” appeared to be an afterthought.

For those who say the Texas congressman was just kidding, he began his inquiry by saying, “The immediate former director of NASA informed me that they noticed that the moon’s orbit changes slightly and the Earth’s orbit around the sun. We know that there were significant solar flares. “

Eberlien politely did her best to suppress laughter and replied: “I should make up for that for you, Mr. Gohmert.”

“Yes, well, if you can find a way how you and the forest service can make this change, I would like to know,” said Gohmert.

ORBITS: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks if the Forest Service or the BLM can change the orbit of the moon or earth to address climate change during a hearing from House Natural Resources to fight

– Forbes (@Forbes) June 8, 2021

The San Antonio Current adds that Congressman Gohmert has a history of “making a litany of fascinating scientific observations.”

Does anyone remember saying that climate change is great because it helps plants grow, that the Alaskan pipeline supported caribou’s sex life, or that he didn’t need a mask during the pandemic because he was regularly tested for the coronavirus? ? (This last experiment didn’t seem to go that well as Gohmert later contracted COVID-19.)

In the meantime, here at NCRM we will always remember the Texas Congressman who coined the term “terrible babies.”

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