Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert asked whether the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management could alter either the moon’s or Earth’s orbits in order to affect the world’s climate.
Gohmert’s question was posed during a Tuesday hearing before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands as members considered four bills to amend recreation permitting and other laws affecting the Interior and Agriculture departments.
“I understand from what’s been testified to [by] the Forest Service and the [Bureau of Land Management], you want very much to work on the issue of climate change,” Gohmert said, addressing witness Jennifer Eberlein, who is the associate deputy chief for the National Forest System.
“I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA that they have 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 added