Browsing Archives of Author »Oscar«

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How to spruik a pie in 10 days.

November 14, 2010


People are unlikely to stop eating meat when the vegetarian alternatives violate the first commandment of food photography: thou shalt not let thine food look like roadkill.

Gruesome twosome

April 11, 2010


National Geographic explores the credibility simulacra.

Dictating on the bus

November 9, 2009


Nissan beg for their ads to be defaced.

Green Tech and IP

November 8, 2009


The mud-slinging between the developed and developing worlds about who should do what over climate change is in part becoming a debate about intellectual property laws.

Darwin turns in grave

November 8, 2009


Hybrid car advocate says people who step out in front of quiet cars such as hybrids deserve everything they get. May evolution remove him from the environmental debate.

Lessig on climate change

November 4, 2009


Harvard's Lawrence Lessig draws an interesting bow between his until-recently pet issue of copyright and IP policy, and the problem of climate change policy.

Violence and green cabs

October 26, 2009


Why then did my cab driver see cyclists and their environmental ideals as almost as much an enemy as the board of James Hardie?

Offal in the SMH

October 17, 2009


Today's effort from Miranda Devine, in which she accuses various Masterchef judges and contestants of being environmentalists, is quite special.

Texas Pete and climate change policy

October 15, 2009


This is slightly old news, but it seems to have passed without much comment that the man in charge of negotiations over the Emissions Trading Scheme is a (disturbingly) recently reformed climate change denier.

Saving the Blue Mountains, $1950 at a time

October 11, 2009


The day was the 22nd of June 2005, the place was the top floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Sydney, and the highlight of Minister Nori's life was the announcement that Emirates Airlines would build an 'eco-lodge' in the middle of national parks in the Blue Mountains.