White House science adviser wants to hear from you about climate change

White House science adviser John Holdren is taking your climate change questions via social media. (NASA)

If you need answers on climate change, just ask the White House. In November, White House science adviser John Holdren asked the public to submit questions about climate change via social media using the hashtag #AskDrH.

People everywhere are responding to Holdren’s call by sending questions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine. The questions, which Holdren addresses on YouTube, reflect the public’s growing concerns about climate change and its prevention. Among those already asked:

  • Will climate change affect me during my lifetime?
  • Is climate change driving extreme weather events, such as the recent heavy snowfall in Buffalo, New York?
  • Are people truly affecting the climate, or is climate change a natural phenomenon that is part of Earth’s climate cycle?
  • What about the common claim that temperatures haven’t increased for 18 years?

Some social media users even asked Holdren what actions he takes to prevent climate change:

Holdren’s public outreach is part of the Obama administration’s effort to combat climate change through its Climate Action Plan. It focuses on steps to cut carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impact of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate change.

Holdren plans to soon answer more questions from the public about this important issue. What will you ask?