Did Rep. Gohmert Suggest Changing the Moon's Orbit To Fight Climate Change?

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It may be possible in "Star Trek" but not on 21st Century Earth.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert asked whether the moon's orbit could be changed to help solve the issue of climate change.

During a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on June 8, 2021, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, asked a question about something that is only possible in a science fiction-inspired future: Can the government fight climate change by shifting the orbit of the moon?

The question gained national media attention, and prompted readers to search Snopes to see if Gohmert really made the comments.

Turns out, he…
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