Ask A Scientist: get answers to your environmental questions

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Do you have a question about air pollution, weather, climate change, plastics, birds, butterflies, polar bears, caribou, or any other issue our scientists work on?

Follow Environment and Climate Change Canada on Facebook and Twitter to see the featured topics of the month, meet our scientists and submit your questions. You will have the opportunity to have your question answered by one of our world-class scientists and you could be featured in one of our #AskAScientist episodes!

How to submit your question

First, follow us on social media to learn about our featured topics.

Then, film yourself asking your questions on the featured topic, in English or French, or both. Send it to us on social media via private message on our platforms or tag us with #AskAScientist. Make sure to use our handle on Facebook (@EnvironmentandClimateChange) and on Twitter (@environmentca), and ensure your post is set to “public”.

If your question is selected for an episode, we will contact you through private message on social media to let you know the next steps, including signing a release form and obtaining the original video clip of the question.

Filming tips

Video-based questions will be prioritized. Written questions can also be submitted through private message or on our social media platforms.

Featured topics

Watch our scientists' video on our social media platforms. Send us your questions on the featured science topics below.

Water pollution

Climate change in the Arctic

Polar bears

Air pollution


Mathematical models

Greenhouse gases

Keep following our social media platforms to discover new featured topics.


Watch our scientists’ answer to your question and all #AskAScientist episodes on our YouTube channel.

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