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.

Old MacDonald’s climate change

Old MacDonald had a farmEe i ee i oAnd on his farm he had a floodEe i ee i oWith some drowned cows hereAnd some drowned cows there.Here a bull, there a calf,Everywhere an oh no.Old MacDonald had a farmEe … Continue reading

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Nonviolent living

At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled. Marshall Rosenberg (1934–2015) This video by Marshall Rosenberg is less than 6 minutes long, but in that short time it packs a message that would change … Continue reading

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Net Zero: the great con

“Net zero” is the concept that I can carry on my climate-wrecking activities by paying someone somewhere to do something that removes CO2 from the air. Then typically there is a date put on it: “Net zero by 2050” used … 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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The 4 r-s of sustainable usage

A guest post by Bob Richoriginally posted on Bobbing Around 1. Refuse Do I need this thing? Can I continue with what I have? If it’s not satisfactory, can I live a good life and simply accept the imperfection, or … Continue reading

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Who is winning the war in Ukraine?

by Dr Bob Rich It is not Russia. It is not Ukraine. It is what Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex. In my childhood, my grandmother was the source of all wisdom. One of her sayings was “Every fight starts by … Continue reading

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How to use Styles in Microsoft Word (and why you should)

by Dr Bob Rich Word is the most commonly used word processor program, and yet many people have difficulties with its basic features. A very experienced writer in a group I belong to complained that he hates having to put … Continue reading

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Too hot? Too cold?

by Dr Bob Rich Don’t reach for the thermostat yet. You can save a huge amount of electricity, gas, firewood or whatever your temperature-control energy source is and yet live a good life. Let me tell you a story. After … Continue reading

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