Can Life Prevail?, the latest book by Finnish environmentalist Pentti Linkola, provides a radical yet firmly grounded perspective on the ecological problems. PDF | On Jan 1, , PHILIP CAFARO and others published Can Life Prevail? A Revolutionary Approach to the Environmental Crisis by Pentti Linkola. Pentti Linkola Kaarlo Pentti Linkola was born in Helsinki, Finland in Having spent most of his life working as a professional fisherman.

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Comment Name Email Website. Rather, for Linkola, the root of the problem lies in the nature of modern civilization itself, and only by a complete transformation of it can there by any hope for survival. Environmental Change and Foreign Policy: Author Pentti Linkola is something of a cult figure in Deep Ecology who has collected some interesting bedfellows and supporters along the way.

This would be a sensible way to diminish the population of the world, without hurting anybody. Some interesting parts good and prescient points on cats as destroyers of ecosystems – see Australiaa lot of ‘it is obvious that’, ‘everyone can see that’ to support his more extreme points, culminating in a ‘how I see the perfect state system’ that’s mostly just a wishlist ‘produced things will be sturdy and last for a long time!

We can now thank prosperity for bringing us — among other things — two million cars, millions of glowing, electronic entertainment boxes, and many unneeded buildings to cover the green earth. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov: What a miserable exchange. Some totally deficient individuals cannot even be compared to the most primitive expressions in the animal kingdom: Kaarlo Pentti Linkola born 7 December is a radical Finnish deep ecologist[1] ornithologist[2] polemicist, naturalist, writer and fisherman.

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Milla rated it really liked it May 14, Quinn Quintilian Edouard Rix C. He has written widely about his ideas and in Finland is a prominent, and highly controversial, thinker. He advocates a ban on keeping farm creatures inside during the summer.

Zbigniew rated it really liked it Sep 20, Translated by Harri Heinonen and Michael Moynihan. Linkola has definitely motivated me more in thinking about the environment, so it was worth the read but I also have many criticisms. Furthermore, they will only be interesting to someone who has a big interest in the particular birds, animals, and species of plants native to Finland.

Private cars should be abolished, in favor of bicycles, rowboats, and horse carts. Ludovici Trevor Lynch J.

Just not that interesting. With essays covering topics as diverse as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can Life Prevail? Thomas rated it liked it Sep 11, High-tech agricultural practices cause more harm preail just lifw abuse: Unlike many environmentalists with less extreme views on some topics, Linkola is not a vegetarian. There’s a lot in his writings I don’t agree with. Feb 20, Greg Paulson rated it liked it. They may end up dying painfully, as in nature, or it may be relatively painless.

Pentti Linkola’s ‘Can Life Prevail?’: Book Review

In rpevail, he is a great admirer of Nature and Life as the title partly suggests. Pentti Linkola in With essays covering topics as diverse as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can Life Prevail? Today, he is among the foremost exponents of the philosophy of deep ecology. The only difference is that among the enlightened portion of mankind there is more chattering to be heard and more rustling of papers. And many people, as a matter fan fact, simply have no value.


But we are either ignorant or reluctant to point out the main factors driving this. What is generally ignored is the fact that immigrants from poor nations, whose birth rate is at par with that of their cultures of origin if not higher, thanks to the social care they now benefit fromdramatically increase the wealthy population and environmental burden of industrial countries.

Harris, Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong, contends that while most environmentalists in Finland have distanced themselves from Linkola, those concerned about the environment avidly read his writings. But to Linkola, the grocery store windows plastered with sale prices are ugly:.

Can Life Prevail?

Baring some unimaginable miracle the “too horrible to imagine” future for humanity will soon not need imagination, nor will the mass extinctions of the natural world, its flora and fauna which have driven Linkola to his place as leading Deep Ecologist.

We can now thank prosperity for bringing us — among other things — two million cars, millions of glaring, grey-black electronic entertainment boxes, and many unnecessary buildings to cover the green earth.

But these people are not those that the modern world finds useless. The Finnish Book Foundation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.