is astounded by Republicans
' willingness to go to great lengths to avoid dealing with climate change
During a rant Thursday night about the “culture war nonsense” peddled by much of the current GOP
, the “Late Night
” host referenced a conversation this week between Rep. Louie Gohmert
(R-Texas) and Jennifer Eberlien, an associate deputy chief at the United States
Gohmert was widely mocked for questioning the official about whether the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management could alter the Earth's or moon's orbit to address climate change.
“I understand, based on what has been testified to the Forest Service and the BLM, that you want to work
on the issue of climate change,” Gohmert said. “I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA
that they’ve discovered that the moon’s orbit is changing slightly, as is the Earth’s orbit around the sun. We know there’s been significant solar flare activity. Is there anything that th
“Just to be clear, that was Congress
,” Meyers said after playing the clip. “What you just saw was, like, from the actual Congress. It wasn’t a 3 a.m. public access show where the only people
who call in want to talk about UFOs
Meyers argued that if Gohmert's comments were sarcastic and meant to dismiss efforts to combat climate change, that would be just as stupid.
“In any case, these people would rather change the Earth’s actual orbit than perhaps put up some windmills or drive an electric car,” Meyers said, adding that “they literally, literally believe the world should revolve around them.”