Louie Gohmert Has Some Ideas to Combat Climate Change.

And they’re even more outrageous than you might imagine.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readJun 13, 2021


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As I’ve been saying on an even more frequent basis lately, it’s been getting more and more difficult to prevent myself from sinking entirely into cynicism, fatalism, and despair when considering the future my generation and the ones who come after us stand to inherit. Of course, among one of the leading reasons why things feel so considerably bleak is the climate crisis that continues to go largely unaddressed, with the planet rapidly plunging towards a state that would not be able to support human life. That is, if human beings even last long enough to see it get to that point before being consumed by wars over food and water shortages.

Still, as painful as all of it can be to think about, we have to force ourselves to take a break. Most recently, I have none other than GOP Representative Louie Gohmert to thank for actually forcing me to stop sinking into the despair, and have a laugh.

Speaking with a National Forest Service Official regarding climate change, Congressman Gohmert said:

“…I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA that they 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 activities, and so, is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM (Bureau of Land Management) 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.”

Jennifer Eiberlien, the official he was questioning, couldn’t help smiling after telling him she’d get back to him on that one.

I mean, what else can you do besides laugh?

What else can you do when a sitting Republican lawmaker responsible for questioning officials about something as significant as climate change is in fact serious when he asks whether or not…



Lauren Elizabeth

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