They already feel under siege from logging in the forests due to global demand for pulp paper. "If you saw how beautiful they were, you would agree that logging them to turn into toilet paper to sell in China should be a crime," activist Jenni Laiti wrote last year. "These forests are not just made up of trees, they are the backbone of our culture and identity."
Logging has helped push up net carbon emissions in Finland, where climate change is causing increasing harm. Saimaa ringed seals often no longer have enough snow to make shelter for their nests. People try and help them by shovelling remaining snow into banks for them. Reindeer herders are having to bring their animals in from summer grazing grounds earlier than normal, because they cannot find food.
三级成人视频Vesterbacka rejects claims his railway could hurt the Sami community. "It's not what we are looking to do at all - it's the complete opposite.
"We want to provide more opportunity. And I think if you look at rail there are solutions to do parts of it underground, so you can definitely minimise impact on environment.
"You can very well combine sustainable development and economic growth – they are not opposing. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss and debate with the Samai community – it's super, super important but we are not at that level of detail yet."
三级成人视频Laying out his case for development rather than standing still, he adds: "The alternative is what you see in parts of the north of England and these fantastic industrial areas of the past.
"There is a lot of discontent because not much has happened in the last 10, 20 years – so I think this is what people should always keep in mind.
"Of course [climate change] is not good but if it happens, if we can't do anything about it, then we can create this shorter route and it may have some positive benefits."