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.
The issue came up when a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Tuesday found no NASA evidence to support it, but a senior Forest Department official said.
Louie Gohmert addressed the question to Jennifer Eberlien, the deputy chief of the National Forest Service as she appeared before the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday.
“follow up with you on that one, Mr Gohmert”Jennifer Eberlien
Jennifer Eberlien, the state’s deputy forest bureau manager said she had to “follow up with you on that one, Mr Gohmert” in the matter.
“I understand from what’s been testified to, the Forest Service and the [Bureau of Land Management], you want very much to work on the issue of climate change,” Gohmert started.
“relatively minor factor in annual seasonal climate variations.”Louie Gohmert
While climate change in Earth impacts are long-term, such as occurring in or breaking out of ice ages, Nasa says it has ‘relatively minor factor in annual seasonal climate variations.’.
During the Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing, Gohmert seemed also to draw a linkage between the Moon and the Earth’s orbit and solar flares with climate change.
The notion that the modification of the Earth’s and Moon’s orbits also makes a large contribution to climate change is false.
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
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
We cannot change the Earth's or Moon's orbit. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) June 9, 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