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Monday
Apr072008

More on Jo Abbess

A commenter on the previous post suggests that climate activist Jo Abbess is a "fascist bitch". I don't think so, actually. If you Google her name she makes some revealing contributions to a thread on Comment is Free which show that she is something much less sinister.

Like this one 

The new thinking has to be something like this :-
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
The only way we make it out of here alive is if we believe, and act as if
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies
There are no enemies.

 Or this one

Love, children, love. It's not *all* you need, but it's a start 

I mean, far out man! But is our Jo a complete space cadet or has she got some more earth-bound opinions? Of course she has - she does political opinion too. Here's her opinions on Tony Blair:

he is in reality a sensitive, spiritual family man, navigating the tightrope of public presence with a skill that should make you marvel. he hit the water running, remember.

One can but wonder what it was that our Jo hit, but I think we can be sure that it's not the water. It seems plain to me that "misguided space cadet" is probably a better description than "fascist bitch".

All the same, it's a remarkable set of comments, revealing of the deep, incisive intelligence that was able to get the logical colossus that is the BBC's Roger Harrabin to roll over and beg to have his tummy tickled. 

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Reader Comments (14)

She may not be a bitch. Probably not. But she definitely threatened Roger. Strong arm tactics in getting an article changed seems inappropriate in this situation.
Apr 7, 2008 at 8:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterEtienne Power
I agree that there was a whiff of a threat, but in an email exchange it's possible this was not deliberate. I would be inclined to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Apr 7, 2008 at 8:57 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
Jo Abbess you're a freaking idiot.
Apr 9, 2008 at 12:35 AM | Unregistered Commentererik
Jo Abbess facist nazi

Bishop Hill says:

Erik, could you be nice please. Thanks.
Apr 9, 2008 at 12:36 AM | Unregistered Commentererik
She needs to find another purpose in life more valuable than trying to convince others of an unproven concept. The concept of global warming induced by humans is ridiculous and egotistical to say the least. Those who have created this myth have more to gain financially and politically than any group could possibly have to gain by disproving it or lose by failing to do so (other than the stability of our world economy). This is simply another theory presented as a fact by the leftists for gains of finance and power, and by 'activists' to fill some hole in their lives created by mental illness or lack of personal accomplishment.
Apr 9, 2008 at 12:47 AM | Unregistered Commentermike
This individual is indicitive of the absolute lunacy of "concensus science" ... as misleading as "military inteligence" or "govornment solutions". Even more troubling than the warbling of these lunies are the spineless distributors of what is now called journalism ...
Apr 9, 2008 at 12:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterGene

If roger had as set of nuts, he would have told the bunny hugger to go f--k herself.
Global warming my ass!!
Check your history, like when the titanic sank, records show the warmest weather in 30 years? not much green house gasses in 1912.
And what about the ice age we were supposed to experience in the late 70's, still waiting!!
The bunny huggers and EPA have f--ked this country up.
I'll say it for roger/ Jo go f--k yourself!!!!

Bishop Hill says:
Spider. Please be nice.

Apr 9, 2008 at 12:48 AM | Unregistered Commenterspider50calbmg
When you see the word activist, think Liberal Fascist. Silence the critics because you have no leg to stand upon.

Activists are nothing more than control freaks, those who cannot stand debate because they are spine-less bastards who cannot back up any of their statements with fact.

Tell me Jo Abbess, why is the planet cooler now than it was in the 1930's-50's. You can't. That dumb-ass liberal Al Gore (the guy who brought us the internet by the way) can't tell either. Get an education and then when you have some facts open your pie hole.
Apr 9, 2008 at 2:44 AM | Unregistered Commenterseth perlberg
It is sad that this bint was able to get away with blackmail and that Roger has the integrity of a worm. He enabled the whole disgraceful episode. Facism lives and another man becomes an invertebrate.
Apr 9, 2008 at 2:56 AM | Unregistered Commentervon Hardenberg
Saw this email exchange on Glen Beck. Simply amazing. I know we had some idiots in this country and I quess you do too. Send her over here and we'll let the "Terminator" take care of her.Then again he would probably give her a hug. Don't let facts ever get in the way of a determined activist.
Apr 9, 2008 at 3:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterCalifornia, United States of Mexico
"E" does not mean enough.
If we are to believe econazis such as Jo, the "scientific fuel gauge" would point to "E" for enoungh science to provide a consensus that AGW is an "F" for fact. It is obvious to anyone with a single firing synapse, that their science is "E"mpty and a "F"arce. We all know what "E"conazis are "F"ull of.
Apr 9, 2008 at 9:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterJCarpenrn
My goodness. The deniers really can be a nasty hate-filled bunch can't they?

You continually harangue an 'activist', someone who could equally be described as 'someone who cares enough about all of our futures to get off her arse and attempt to do something about it, however small the contribution'. It seems like a proactive position, whereas the hatred spewed in the comments here seem to reflect a general apathetic laziness on the part of her critics.

If you truly believe she is wrong, then that is only a human failing. We're all wrong some of the time, and we stand to be corrected given the evidence of our false assumptions. Why not link through to some of this feted evidence to disprove the hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming rather than throwing up anecdotal 'evidence' such as 'when the Titanic sank it was really toasty in the north Atlantic' (or words to that effect). If you did this and promoted the counter evidence effectively, especially amongst the climatological scientific community, you'd find it a more effective vehicle.

In science there is NO WRONG ANSWER! To have an accurate answer is to succeed, even if that answer disproves your original hypothesis. To show that a line of enquiry needs to be abandoned and new one found to explain the phenomena you're seeing is a positive outcome. So step up to the challenge and actually answer it with something productive rather than destructive.

Some of these comments betray a seething hatred for alternative political leanings which are totally disassociated to the scientific questions at hand. These are generally totally off the mark, equating liberalism with left-wing politics and therefore fascism. Strange, considering liberals are 'centrist', and fascists are right-wing... it betrays a fundamentally misinformed worldview and is totally off-topic. They presume a particular political position if you listen to the presented evidence and believe that, yes, we have had a hand in the changing conditions of our global climate, but that's not the case at all and should be avoided.
Oct 7, 2008 at 3:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterM-RES

I was slightly worried about the global warming and was actually buying low power appliances and trying to reduce my "carbon footprint" and all. After reading the Reg's article about this Jo Abbess, I think I now officially despise all this crap, will buy powerful stuff, and any [snip] [one] whining about climate change will only get ridicule from me.

Great win for your cause, Jo!

May 24, 2009 at 5:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterBobo

Why does Mike (above) feel the need to make silly jibes about the need for someone with a view he doesn't share to find something else to fill their life with or that being an environmentalist is borne of mental illness and underachivement. I don't have much time for Jo Abbess's politics, but as far as I'm aware she had a successful career in IT and I think that Mike's post reveals more about himself than it does her.

Sep 25, 2009 at 5:09 PM | Unregistered Commenterandy

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