Author Archives: Dr Bob Rich

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.

Climate change ravages health: the facts

It’s a long read, but does contain a summary. This essay is intended as a resource for journalists to allow them to interpret the 7th Lancet report on the impacts of climate change on human health. It ain’t pretty. We … Continue reading

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Wibbling for George

Farcebook’s idiot AI has banned any link pointing to Bobbing Around, so when I want to publicise a post, I ask one of a small number of kind people to host it for me. My friend in Britain, Colin Reynolds, … Continue reading

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Win for First Nations kids

A court in Queensland, Australia has just kicked destructive billionaire Clive Palmer up where the sun don’t shine. This fellow wants to open a huge coal mine that would generate more greenhouse gases than entire countries. He has spent many … Continue reading

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It’s fun, being a serial

And I don’t even need to be edible cardboard in a box. Cereal, get it? And before you groan about the pun, remember, it is the highest form of wit. I am a serial on Ernest Dempsey’s blog, Recovering the … Continue reading

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How to save the world, from George Monbiot

George does it again, and inspires me. This great man should receive a Nobel Prize. A major means of humanity’s attack on nature is overfishing. The worst attack on land-based nature is agriculture — we do need to feed those … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around Volume 22 Number 5

The place between lives is reality. This world is an illusion created so we can learn, and move toward perfection. Joshua Yakune, in The Prince of Light Bobbing Around Volume Twenty-two, Number Five, November, 2022 Bob Rich’s rave … Continue reading

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Solar-powered car

Yes! On reasonable day, it can go 112 km (70 miles) just from sunshine. If your area is reasonably sunny, and you don’t drive long distances, you could use your EV without ever needing to charge up the battery. German … Continue reading

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Help protect the planet by helping this man

I have just received this email. It is for Australians, but is not specific to Australia. Wherever on the planet you live, this court case will affect you. Hi Bob, In the past year, your donation helped Ben Pennings raise … Continue reading

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Two local little people honour me with their love. Romilly is five, and a Big Schoolgirl. She is impressively bright, and already a talented artist. (And don’t I sound like a proud grandfather?) Rafe is three, and a solid chunk … Continue reading

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Bob Rich raves at Sleepy Lion on Irreconcilable Differences

Sleepy Lion Publishing is a source of inspirational books that see the world as larger than the all-too-common reductionist view. I am a scientist and go with the evidence, and that’s why I accept many of the remarkable truths Sleepy … Continue reading

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