In January 2015, we launched SciCheck — a feature devoted to fact-checking false and misleading scientific claims made by major U.S. political figures. Today, we introduce Ask SciCheck, which will provide answers to your questions about science and public policy.
The first question we answer: “Is Louisiana losing a football field of land to the ocean every hour?” The answer is yes, because of both natural processes and human activities. You can read the full answer in our Ask SciCheck item, “Land Loss in Louisiana.”
So, if you have science questions — particularly on topics that are regularly discussed by politicians — we’re here to answer them. You can send your questions to our science writer using the form here.
Editor’s Note: SciCheck is made possible by a grant from the Stanton Foundation.