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 or co-inventor of 7 patents and is the author of 33 scientific papers and 2 book chapters. Dr. Maenz has 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 general interest in the interrelated subjects of industrialization and population growth, the science of climate change, current practices and sources of emissions, future climate scenarios, technical pathways to decarbonize economic sectors, and the level of ambition, policies and economic drivers required for countries to meet regional obligations to curtail emission and limit future surface warming as specified in the Paris Agreement.
The intention of 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.