Exonian publishes first book
David Merlin-Jones (History, 2007) recently published his first book, Chain Reactions: How the Chemical Industry Can Shrink Our Carbon Footprint.
In the book he argues that current ‘green’ economic policies are too punitive and expect too large a carbon reduction in too little time. He suggests that energy levies and taxing energy intensive industries too heavily could force emigration and bring about the collapse of the UK’s largest exporting industry, with a loss of over 600,000 jobs.
Mr Merlin-Jones, who is a Research Fellow at Civitas, an independent think tank, goes on to argue that chemical firms should be recognised as part of the solution, rather than the problem; that within the chemicals industry lie the foundations of the low-carbon economy and this requires nurturing, not punishing.
Chain Reactions: How the Chemical Industry Can Shrink Our Carbon Footprint is on sale now.