Pentti Linkola

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Pentti Linkola
Pentti Linkola in 2011
Pentti Linkola in 2011
BornKaarlo Pentti Linkola
(1932-12-07)7 December 1932
Helsinki, Finland
Died5 April 2020(2020-04-05) (aged 87)
Valkeakoski, Finland
Period1955–2020
SubjectNature, ornithology, environmentalism, deep ecology
Notable worksCan Life Prevail?: A Revolutionary Approach to the Environmental Crisis
Notable awardsEino Leino Prize
1983

Kaarlo Pentti Linkola (7 December 1932 – 5 April 2020)[1][2][3] was a Finnish radical deep ecologist,[4] ornithologist, polemicist, naturalist, writer, and fisherman.

He wrote mainly about his ideas and in Finland was a well known free-thinker.[5][6]:271 Linkola was a fisherman from 1959 to 1995. He fished on Keitele, Päijänne and Gulf of Finland, and beginning in 1978 he fished on Vanajavesi.[7]

Linkola blamed humans for the ongoing degradation of the environment. He promoted rapid population decline to fight the problems commonly seen in overpopulation.[6]:271

References[change | change source]

  1. "Luonnonsuojelija Pentti Linkola on kuollut" (in Finnish). Yleisradio. 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. "Pentti Linkola 1932-2020: Äärimmäinen luonnonsuojelija ei säästänyt itseään – ihmisten vihaajaksi luultu erakko oli loistava seuramies" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  3. "Pentti Linkola kuoli kotonaan nukkuessaan, vielä viikko sitten hän osallistui kokoukseen, suunnitteli metsien suojelua – ja odotti, milloin linnut alkavat taas laulaa" (in Finnish). Aamulehti. 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  4. Mika LaVaque-Manty, "Arguments and fists: political agency and justification in liberal theory", Routledge, 2002, p. 159.
  5. Henry Minde, Svein Jentoft, Harald Gaski, "Indigenous peoples: self-determination, knowledge, indigeneity", Eburon Uitgeverij B.V., 2008, p. 100.
  6. 6.0 6.1 George C. Schoolfield, "A history of Finland's literature", U of Nebraska Press, 1998, p. 271.
  7. Turtiainen, Pekka: Kalastaja. Sääksmäki: Voipaalan taidekeskus, 2015.