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.

Hygiene and precautions are necessary, but reassuring news

Results are now available from a study of the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess. Of 3711 people, 700 were infected (under 20%). 18% of these showed no symptoms. Since this group contained a great many oldies, in the … Continue reading

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New diseases are a predictable result of our attack on nature

This was one of my conclusions in 1972, after 9 months of studying the available evidence. We have had “lucky” calls with Ebola, Zika, SARS, AIDS and several others. Our luck is still holding: despite the global panic, COVID19 is … Continue reading

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Should you exercise? And how much?

I have been an exercise addict from 11 years of age, so for me it’s a given. I have kept up my regular exercise routine, and as always, it is one of the things that enables me to keep going, … Continue reading

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Coping with anything, from an expert

Laurent Grenier was a sports-loving youngster when a dive into a pool went wrong, and he broke his neck. Compared to that, the worst in my life and yours is trivial. In this 22.5 minute podcast he uses a series … Continue reading

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How to have a vibrant social distancing experience

Scott Kelly was in charge of the International Space Station for a year, so his advice on how to deal with social distancing is worth considering. Here is a thing I find interesting and validating. Every one of his recommendations … Continue reading

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Virus or no, climate change is still a bigger threat

COVID19 may well end up killing millions of people. It is a severe crisis. However, climate change has already killed tens of millions of people, and is likely to kill billions. So, it is important to understand the natural mechanisms … Continue reading

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You may benefit from reading my answer to a suicidal young woman’s cry for help.

Your issues are probably less severe than hers, but what I told her will be helpful for any source of despair. You can read our exchange here.

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He closed his restaurants, and is feeding people anyway

This is chef Jose Andres, who is known for a long list of humanitarian actions. To help slow the spread of the dreaded virus in Washington, DC, he has closed his restaurants, but he supplies food to people in isolation. … Continue reading

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It’s Real…Really

Originally posted on Tas Through the Looking Glass:
WHATEVER YOU CALL it, Reiki, Bio-energy healing, energy manipulation, or just plain hoo-doo, it all comes down to the same thing…the ability to positively affect the energy field and well-being of another.…

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Virus! Virus! Here is sane advice from Prof John Wilson, president-elect of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Entire countries shut down. Stores stripped bare. School closures! Is it the end of the world? No, it’s just a new strain of the flu. Yes, sensible precautions are necessary. Please read what an expert says about it. You will … Continue reading

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