Republican Louie Gohmert of Texas put forward a rationale on climate change at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday that seemed like drawing bewilderment and derision on Twitter from one administration official.
Facts first: there is little point in Gohmert’s remark.
Gohmert’s office did not respond to CNN’s request for clarifications on his comments, which generated considerable mockery on Twitter.
As NASA notes in an article about Earth’s orbital cycles, though,”cannot account for the current period of rapid warming.”
In an article authored by NASA, the agency, with references to the United Nations “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, notes that” the scientific consensus is that long-term and short-term variations in solar activity play a very little role in the Earth’s climate.”
All it claimed was NASA debunked by Gohmert.
This paper also notes that the warming created by man-made greenhouse gases is “50 times greater than the slight extra warming coming from the Sun itself over that same time interval.”
@replouiegohmert questioning the associate deputy chief for the National Forest System at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing. https://t.co/4DaKzHj5Bl h/t @MollyJongFast pic.twitter.com/i3pwOkG7AQ
— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) June 9, 2021
Exceedingly devious how you hid the context with an ellipses in your tweet. The hearing was about the BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT & climate change.
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) June 9, 2021
ORBITS: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change during a House Natural Resources hearing pic.twitter.com/yYiOyi2cMZ
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 8, 2021
The "science-y sounding" reasons most politicians use to reject climate change are not primarily due to lack of education or knowledge. No: they are deliberately manufactured and offered as palatable excuses to hide the real problem: solution aversion. They don't want to fix it. https://t.co/wFJItoMrK3
— Prof. Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) June 9, 2021
We cannot change the Earth's or Moon's orbit. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) June 9, 2021
I know the answer to the question by Rep. Louie Gohmert.
Captain Marvel. She can alter planetary orbits with her superpowers. I’m going to work on a bipartisan resolution asking for her help. https://t.co/Mp25aA6tdh
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 9, 2021