David Maenz received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan and held several academic positions prior co-founding MCN BioProducts in 2001. Dr. Maenz is the inventor/co-inventor of 7 patents and is the author of 33 scientific papers and 2 book chapters. Dr. Maenz is retired from business interests and lives in Saskatoon.
The Price of Carbon was researched and written over a 2 year period by a scientist with a broad interest in the interrelated subjects that comprise the issue of anthropogenic (man-made) climate change. The intent of the author was to distill the findings and conclusions of expert groups such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the International Energy Agency, into a narrative for a wider audience. The book was written from a global perspective and avoids over simplification of what is perhaps the most important issue of our time.
The Price of Carbon details viable pathways to transition economic practices and evaluates the policies and climate action plans of the top emitting countries. If severe damage from climate change is to be avoided, advanced economies must up the level of ambition to curtail emissions while developing countries must follow low carbon pathways of economic growth.