For the past day or so I have been trying to find a way to adequately introduce you to my current guest, Saleem Ali, but words have escaped me. To say that he is a distinguished academic would be gross understatement. Likewise, to classify him as a combination academic and politician or sorts, is also inadequate. I could take much of what is in Wikipedia, which starts off thus, “Saleem Ali is a Pakistani American Australian academic who is the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware and also directs the university’s Minerals, Materials and Society program….” and re-write it in some way, but that does not seem fair. However, I do strongly urge you to read his full entry here. I suppose my point is that his accomplishments are wide ranging, very impactful and exceedingly respected. We serve together on an environmentally oriented non-profit Board, which I co-chair. Since meeting him virtually about 18 months ago, I have been struck by his calm insights and clarity of thought around complex, and demanding issues. Our preparatory conversation opened my eyes to approaches and solutions I had not previously considered. I knew I wanted to share my “discovery” with those of you who listen to my podcasts. I think that you shall find his ideas more that a little captivating and great food for thought.