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.

Bobbing Around Volume 19 Number 4

Making a difference is far more important than making a fortune. Bird populations in North America have declined by nearly one-third in 48 years. Bobbing Around Volume Nineteen, Number Four, October, 2019 Bob Rich’s rave    previous issues … Continue reading

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Arguing over money

My little town of Healesville has a wonderful organisation. Its activity is to feed the hungry, keep the homeless alive and achieve some self-respect, drive around people who would otherwise be house-bound — be of benefit in dozens of ways. … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, poetry

Are we just delaying the inevitable with climate change?

I answer questions on Quora. For some reason, this one got me going, and my typing fingers took flight. Please read my answer, and if you approve of the message, share it around. With metta, Bob

Posted in Climate change, compassion, environment, philosophy, politics

Claire Dunn on saving a (near) future

Please read this important invitation from Claire. If you live more or less near her, join her. Otherwise, copy her wherever you are. Claire and I do things differently, but we are on the same path, of doing our best … Continue reading

Posted in environment, Inspiration, philosophy

A picture is worth a thousand words. But pictures can lie.

In April, a marijuana group held a rally in Hyde Park, London. They left this rubbish. Now, people wanting to discredit the climate strike have claimed it was us, in Sydney, or London, or wherever. Please read the real story. … Continue reading

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A plumber with a heart

“Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” uses the device of the funeral oration. Imagine you’re on your deathbed, and writing what you want your favourite great-grandchild to say in your memory. Will it be the amount of money you made? Or will … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, Inspiration, philosophy

Thickening the plot

In September, 2019, Rhobin wants to know, “In designing your plots, what do you rely on most: personal experience, imagination, or research?” Well, Rhobin, all I can say is, I don’t know! Twenty years ago, I could have given a … Continue reading

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Recruiting youngster power

I’ve just come home from the Climate Strike. I hated the crowds and the noise, and my old body is now in pain from having stood around for hours — but I loved the event. Usually, I emphasise that I … Continue reading

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Bayer/Monsanto is killing birds, too

Well, any manufacturer of neonicotinoid pesticides is. A just-released study in Science has demonstrated a clear causal link between ingesting small quantities of one of these wretched poisons and very rapid loss of weight due to the birds stopping eating. … Continue reading

Posted in environment

Wake up! Your house is on fire!

This is the message of Tim Flannery’s inspiring essay in The Conversation today. Anyone who denies the climate catastrophe, anyone who stands in the way of emergency action, is a mass murderer on a scale never before seen, as in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, environment, politics