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Maya Burhanpurkar
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Sometimes I do science for fun.
Sometimes I do science for fun.

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It is with an unimaginable degree of excitement that I am announcing the release of my documentary on climate change, “400 PPM”! After years of researching, filming, fundraising, and interviewing, it is finally done. I never imagined that what started as a small project for me would end up receiving the support of people like Margaret Atwood, Chris Hadfield, Wade Davis, and Brad Bass, and I am so incredibly grateful to my friends, family, and community for all of the incredible support they have given me throughout this journey.

Almost two and a half years ago, I traveled to the Canadian and Greenlandic Arctic and witnessed climate change firsthand. In the days leading up to the expedition, I was very excited. I couldn’t wait to see polar bears, cruise next to majestic icebergs, and spot a puffin or two. I wasn’t expecting to learn that the icebergs I was seeing could be some of the last, I wasn’t expecting to meet Inuit people whose livelihoods and lives have been taken away by climate change, and I certainly wasn’t expecting to learn that it was hardly their fault – it was ours. I realized then that the icebergs I was seeing were like modern day dinosaurs and that we, as a society, are the metaphorical asteroid ushering their demise.

The stories I was told of the devastating effects of climate change on the people who live in the Arctic while I was on my expedition struck a note inside me that the statistics I learned about at school never could. I wanted to do something, but when I got home, it seemed that others had become tone-deaf to the issue I cared so much about. So, I decided to share the stories of the Arctic people I met in an attempt to show others what I had witnessed during my expedition. 400 PPM tells those stories.

The documentary is available to view at www.mayab.ca/400PPM. I hope you may enjoy it! 

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Had a blast speaking on CBC Radio live this morning! I was half-asleep at the time, but it seemed to turn out okay anyway!

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I am so honoured to have had the chance to speak live nation-wide with Hannah Thibedeau on CBC News about women in STEM in celebration of International Women’s Day. #IWD is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women around the world and to encourage others to go further. 

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...aaand, the video's online! Here's my interview that aired on the Global Morning Show yesterday! :)

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Thanks for the great article, Microsoft! I really appreciate all your support! :)

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Never thought I'd be in a Huffington Post article! Thanks, Doina! 
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