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.

Cork is out of the methane bubble

Recently, the IPCC gave us 12 years to reach the Paris target of 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming. At the time, I predicted that was WAY too optimistic. The time to get our act together is 40 years ago. As … Continue reading

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2000 climate change victims saved

They are newly hatched flamingo chicks. When their home became dry ground, the parent birds had no choice but to leave, but the babies were a long way from being able to fly. Read this inspiring story of how loving … Continue reading

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School dragon at New Book Review

Theresa Hortley is a formidable lady who has no fear in fronting up to high school students. Me, I’d rather wrestle with a tiger snake than be a high school teacher. She is also one of my faithful beta readers. … Continue reading

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Glyphosate DOES worsen cancer risk

A meta-analysis is a statistical technique that combines the results of many studies, in this way increasing the reliability and validity of the overall results. A new meta-analysis of many studies is part of a report that also included experimental … Continue reading

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Sex in writing

Other posts in Rhobin’s Rounds This month, Rhobin wants us to discuss some aspect of sex in writing. OK, here is my take. At one time, I did regular editing for a publisher that had an erotic imprint. Like it … Continue reading

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From Depression to Contentment is NOW AVAILABLE

Galloping climate change… Pesticides leading to extinctions… Hate and division and insane politicians… You’d need to be crazy to stay sane in today’s world. Fortunately for me, I have a set of tools to stop me from jumping off the … Continue reading

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Dope drags you down

Marijuana, like alcohol, is known as a central nervous depressant, but a new, large scale study shows it’s worse than that: smoke dope in your teenage years, and you risk depression in adulthood. My personal attitude has always been that … Continue reading

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Electricity-free refrigeration

The technique is thousands of years old. The Australian version is the Coolgardie safe: It’s a wire mesh cage with damp cloth on its outside. As long as you keep the cloth damp, and the air is not 100% humid, … Continue reading

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Hungarian PM in a hurry toward extinction

He has announced tax breaks and other financial incentives to mothers of four or more children. The reason is to increase the birth rate, so there is less need to rely on immigrants. You know, those poor unfortunates he is … Continue reading

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Amnesty wants a vote, not a donation

Credo Mobile donates $150,000 each month to a worthy cause. You are asked to vote for one of three contenders. The hugely important international organisation Amnesty International is one of these in February. I’ve just voted for them, and am … Continue reading

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