“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,” Gohmert stated.
“We know there’s been significant solar flare activity. 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,” the congressman requested Eberlien.
Eberlien responded that she “would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert.”
Facts First: Gohmert’s comment makes little sense. The insinuation that solar flares and orbital exercise trigger or significantly contribute to the climate change seen at this time is totally incorrect. Greenhouse gases produced by people are the first driver of the earth’s speedy warming.
Everything Gohmert asserted has been debunked by NASA.
The article additionally notes that the warming pushed by greenhouse gases produced by people is “50 times greater than the slight extra warming coming from the Sun itself over that same time interval.”
The concept that the altering of the Earth’s and moon’s orbits can be a serious contributor to climate change is inaccurate.
These cycles happen over tens to lots of of hundreds of years. Meanwhile, NASA says, “Scientists are confident Earth’s recent warming is primarily due to human activities — specifically, the direct input of carbon dioxide into Earth’s atmosphere from burning fossil fuels.”
NCS’s Ryan Nobles and Brandon Miller contributed to this text.