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.

Happy birthday, Dalai Lama

His Holiness has turned 84. This man has been one of my inspirations for many years. His response to the devastation the Chinese government has wrought upon his people is a model in how all of us should handle misfortune. … Continue reading

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Plant trees to save the world

A new paper in Science reports a quantitative analysis of the impact of tree planting on future atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. They found it to be HUGE. If you exclude areas of human habitation and farm land, there is enough … Continue reading

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Why do so many people still believe climate change is a myth?

This is the wording of the third or fourth question on this issue at Quora I’ve answered during the past couple of weeks. Please read my reply.

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They dress the Devil in God’s clothes

Dear Faithful America member, At the official launch of Donald Trump’s re-election campaign this summer, his favorite pastor offered a prayer that “every demonic network aligned against the calling of President Trump … be torn down in the name of … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around Volume 19 Number 1

California in the 1970s generated the equivalent of two new nuclear power plants of energy, just by improving the efficiency of fridges. Rob Murray-Leach, head of the Energy Efficiency Council of Australia Equanimity: Whatever is, is, and is all right. … Continue reading

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Bob Rich interviewing Melanie Robertson-King

Bob I “met” Melanie when she interviewed my friend Joan Y. Edwards. Being cheeky, I asked her to interview me, too. You see, one of my rules is, I can ask anyone anything, as long as I can accept a … Continue reading

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Sister of my spirit

Angie Zelter is a 68 year old Welsh lady who has followed a very similar path to mine: environmental and humanitarian activism from when we were both young until the present. Please read her inspiring statement in the Magistrate’s Court … Continue reading

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Barbra Streisand campaigns for a pro-environment president of the United States

It’s no surprise to anyone that I’m not a big Donald Trump fan. So when one of the most important and effective environmental organizations in the world asks me for my help to elect a new, pro-environment president of the … Continue reading

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Will my daughter inspire you?

Allow me to introduce Professor Anina Rich, my baby daughter — well, at least as seen from behind. Here is her message to go with the picture: I’m incredibly upset and angered by Australia’s policies toward people who come to … Continue reading

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Andrew Gaines: Concerned about climate change?

Concerned about climate change? Greta Thunberg will have reason to hope when she sees that mainstream society is committed to turning things around. Until then, none of us has a realistic basis for hope. How might we catalyse mainstream commitment? … Continue reading

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