Not enough to do the online "detective" work that would be necessary for me to have the entire conversation between Congressman Gohmert and that National Forest Service official.
I have seen a little more of that conversation that was immediately before and then immediately after the very brief snippet that Lawrence O'Donnell used.
There are some "way out" ideas about protecting the planet (and the people that inhabit it) from Global Warming. Like spreading iron compounds or other fertilizers onto the surface of the ocean, to accelerate the growth of photo-synthesizing microorganisms (plankton)--with the objective of removing more CO2 from the air (via photosynthesis) and even beyond that, also accelerating the formation of clouds that would reflect sunlight back into outer space and also help mitigate global warming.
There's actually some thinking that the photo-synthesizing organisms (plankton) have evolved to release chemicals into the atmosphere that accelerate cloud formation. Like they have evolved to create their own climate control "machine."
Another idea: Injecting the right kinds of chemicals into the upper atmosphere to reflect incoming sunlight back into outer space.
There's other ideas of that kind. Ideas that in some cases have actually been tested in small scale experiments. So I don't fault Congressman Gohmert just for "thinking outside of the box." But changing the orbit of the Moon around the Earth, or the Earth around the Sun . . . he's not just "outside the box." He's not even anywhere close to the "box."
I've seen the idea of changing the Earth's orbit come up in discussions about what happens about a billion years from now (maybe more like 5 billion years from now) when the Sun has burned up most of it's hydrogen nuclear fuel and transitions from a medium-sized yellow star into a "red giant."
Bringing that up in a conversation with an official from the National Forest Service?C'mon man!
[This message has been edited by rinselberg (edited 06-10-2021).]