controversial persons in environmental movement

by Hayduke555 | created - 13 Sep 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

backwards, antinatalists, lobbyists against human overpopulation, radicals, and primitivists, neo-luddites, convicted ecosaboteurs

1. Pentti Linkola

Self | Sielunmetsä

Pentti Linkola was born on December 7, 1932 in Helsinki, Finland as Kaarlo Pentti Linkola.

4. Jerry Vlasak

Cinematographer | Breaking Free 2

Jerry Vlasak is a cinematographer, known for Breaking Free 2 (2001), Chattel (2003) and Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007). He was previously married to Pamelyn Ferdin.

5. Theodore John Kaczynski

Self | Das Netz

Theodore John Kaczynski was born the May 22 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 6 months he had to be hospitalized due to a severe allergic reaction to medication. His mother was not allowed to visit him during that time, a standard hospital policy in 1943. In his early years Ted Kaczynski was...

7. Derrick Jensen

Writer | END:CIV

Derrick Jensen is a writer, known for END:CIV (2011), Forget Shorter Showers (2015) and Call of Life (2010).

8. Eric Pianka

Self | Nova

Eric Pianka is known for his work on Nova (1974).

9. Paul Ehrlich

Writer | Population Explosion: The Human Bomb

Paul Ehrlich was born on May 29, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul Ralph Ehrlich. He is a writer, known for Population Explosion: The Human Bomb (1968), Call of Life (2010) and Surviving Earth (2014). He has been married to Anne Fitzhugh Howland since December 18, 1954. They have one ...

10. Peter Singer

Writer | Henry: One Man's Way

Pete Singer is a pioneer animal rights philosopher.

Along with Tom Regan, Singer helped assemble and lead the first animal rights and animal liberation movements of the 1960s.

His novel Animal Liberation is considered a monumental, ground-breaking piece of philosophical literature. Animal Rights ...

12. Lynette Fromme

Self | Manson

Lynette Fromme was born on December 22, 1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Lynette Alice Fromme. She is known for her work on Manson (1973), Charles Manson Superstar (1989) and Inside the Manson Gang (2007).

13. Sandra Good

Self | Manson

Sandra Good was born on February 20, 1944 in San Diego, California, USA as Sandra Collins Good. She was previously married to Joel Dean Pugh.

14. James Lovelock

Self | Nous resterons sur Terre

James Lovelock was born as James Ephraim Lovelock.

15. Paul Watson

Producer | Defend, Conserve, Protect

Paul Watson was born on December 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Paul Franklin Watson. He is married to Allison Lance. He was previously married to Lisa Ann DiStefano and Starlet Melody Lum.

18. Briana Waters

Director | Watch

Briana Waters was born in 1976 in the USA. She is a director and writer, known for Watch (2000) and A Burning Rage (2006).

20. Chris Korda

Actor | PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal

Chris Korda is an actor and composer, known for PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996), FertCo (2002) and Save the Planet, Kill Yourself (2018).

21. Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Producer | Le monde sans soleil

Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac (Gironde) in France. He entered the naval academy in 1930, was graduated and became a gunnery officer. Then, while he was training to be a pilot, a serious car accident ended his aviation career. In order to rehabilitate his ...

22. Craig Scott Rosebraugh

Producer | Stealing Our Future

Craig Scott Rosebraugh is a producer and director, known for Stealing Our Future, The Peace Train and Yatri.

24. Michael Tobias

Writer | Kids and Animals: A Healing Experience

Michael Tobias was born on June 27, 1951 as Michael Charles Tobias. He is a writer and director, known for Kids and Animals: A Healing Experience (2000), The Cost of Cool (2001) and Ahimsa: Non-Violence (1987).

25. Nina Paley

Director | Sita Sings the Blues

Nina Paley was born on May 3, 1968 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Sita Sings the Blues (2008), The Prophet (2014) and Fetch! (2002). She was previously married to Liam.

26. Félix Guattari

Writer | Les dents du singe

Félix Guattari is a writer, known for Les dents du singe (1961), Cinématon (1984) and Ta monopatia tis skepsis (1999).

27. Val Plumwood

Self | Kakadu: Land of the Crocodile

Val Plumwood was born on August 11, 1939 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Val Morrell. She died on February 29, 2008 in Braidwood, New South Wales.

28. Lewis Mumford

Writer | The City

Lewis Mumford was born on October 19, 1895 in Flushing, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The City (1939), Panorama (1953) and Lewis Mumford on the City, Part 2: The City - Cars or People? (1963). He died on January 26, 1990 in Amenia, New York.

31. Jerry Mander

Actor | The Crazy-Quilt

Jerry Mander is known for his work on The Crazy-Quilt (1966), Funnyman (1967) and What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire (2007).

32. Jake Ferguson

Actor | A Reason for Leaving

Jake Ferguson is an actor and editor, known for A Reason for Leaving (2015), If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) and Pickaxe (1999).

35. Norman Myers


Norman Myers is known for his work on Threads (1984) and Call of Life (2010).

37. Bill McKibben

Director | 350: The Most Important Number

Bill McKibben is a director, known for 350: The Most Important Number (2013), Blind Spot (2008) and The Singularity (2012).