About Planet: Critical

This is a critical time for our planet. It demands critical thinking. The climate crisis is the result of a failed system. To survive it, we must understand the intersection of energy, economics and politics. To thrive, we must build a better world—for everyone.

The Podcast

“An excellent podcast.” - Steve Keen, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

One of the top climate podcasts in the world, Planet: Critical is home to those battling to save our planet. Each episode is a critical interview with the world’s best scientists, economists, academics, activists, politicians and journalists.

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This is what they have to say:

“Planet: Critical is one of my favourite podcasts.” Alice Friedemann, author of Life After Fossil Fuels

“Planet: Critical is doing great things that deserve a much wider audience.” Blair Fix, Political Economist

“A must-listen, intense, and revealing introduction to the coupled ecological and socio-economic issues around climate change.” Karl Naumann-Woleske, NAEC researcher

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Rachel Donald - Climate Corruption Reporter

“Rachel has an unrivalled capacity for delivering facts and connecting the dots whilst being eloquent, engaging, compassionate, and witty.” - Professor Henrik Nordborg, OST

I investigate why the world is in crisis—and what to do about it.

My world-exclusive investigations into greenwashing in the fashion and finance industries have been published in the Guardian, Al Jazeera and The Intercept, and I regularly contribute to Mongabay on the climate corruption driving geopolitics in the Pacific. I’m a lecturer at the University of the Arts London, visiting lecturer at Black Mountains College, and work with independent organisations as a climate consultant.

I am also available for speaking engagements on the carbon credit trade, the intersection of the energy, economic and ecological crises, and Making Sense of the Crisis. Get in touch: rachel@planetcritical.com

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Upcoming events:

March 22, Zurich: Making Sense of the Crisis - Planet: Critical live at OST

March 26, Dundee: The Economics of Climate Change — Scotonomics Festival

June 18, Glastonbury: Deep Adaptation Conference

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Investigating why the world is in crisis—and what to do about it.


Rachel Donald

Climate corruption journalist investigating what keeps the world in crisis—and what to do about it.