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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Softcoverpages. Return to Book Page. Chant Cowen rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Aarne P-K rated it liked it Jul 19, Intellectual or emotional retardation, however, is another story. Linkola blames humans for the continuous degradation of the environment. Quotes from Can Life Prevail?

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Most of us including the scientists and world leaders do not seem to be aware that the rampant hunger of global capitalism and industrialization has eaten up the natural resources to intolerable extent. Your email address will not be published. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Retrieved from ” https: Communitieis, especially rural he says have been wrecked, appealing to happier times of honest manual labour and self made culture and entertainment he advocates a return to the land and to village life.

Would I recommend this book? The alternative he says is too horrible to imagine.


Pentti Linkola

Feb 20, Greg Paulson rated it liked it. His viewpoints on ecology and sustainability range from everyday life to suggesting alternative societal systems instead of the current destructive ones.

The essays in the book are from the s, or from the very beginning of our century, so some things have changed. While others talk about reducing emissions, Pentti Linkola talks csn sterilization, radical transformation of government and a move back to the country.

Pentti Linkola – Wikipedia

From his personal travels and records he has a very clear linkpla of the destruction of Finland’s flora and fauna, which he ranks as some of the worst in Europe but reflective of a general picture. This is the first-ever collection of essays by Pentti Linkola, a controversial figure in his native Finland, to appear in English.

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Copyright Arktos Media Ltd. Zbigniew rated it really liked it Sep 20, Democracy, he seems to believe, puts undeserved faith in humanity, creatures who have brought the world to the brink of ecodisaster. He lives a simple and austere life. lice

With essays covering topics as diverse as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can Life Prevail? High-tech agricultural practices cause more harm than just animal abuse: Everywhere, man remains a complete lout, a destroyer of the biosphere.

But these people are not those that the modern world finds useless. In his essays, Linkola has called for the very minimal use of them and adoption towards more bucolic agriculture lifestyle.


Lack lihkola proper research except his personal experiences to back up the major claims he made in his essays, such as distortion of the facts on deforestation by the Department of Forestry Research of Finland and WWF for the financial and industrial pife and the suggestion to stop investing medical technology, research and human labor in saving the lives of infants and mothers cam instead, channel them towards the care for the elderly citizens who are wiser and more useful to the society.

Admittedly, I skimmed several of the articles about birds and animals, racing to the final chapter, where he describes his plan to avert ecocollapse. Throughout history people have tried to get rid of materialism, and to focus instead on science, art, and philosophy.

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

China’s one child policy was good, and should be adopted worldwide. Aug 10, Philipp rated it it was ok.

Author Pentti Linkola is something of a cult figure in Deep Ecology who has collected some interesting bedfellows and supporters along the way. Reviewing Finnish society Linkola identifies a malaise that has ripped apart society where mechnaisation has destroyed real work, purpose, culture and self pride.