The climate crisis is a symptom

We’re in a polycrisis—energy, economy, ecology, politics. These crises are symptoms of a failing system, a system which has produced a climate crisis, putting billions around the world into mortal danger.

This is a critical time for our planet. It demands critical thinking. To build a better world we must see the big picture. This project attempts to do so.

“Planet: Critical is one of my favourite podcasts.”

- Alice Friedemann, author of Life After Fossil Fuels

Planet: Critical Podcast

This podcast is a resource of critical interviews with critical thinkers from the frontline of the battle to save our planet. Planet: Critical is home to the world’s best problem-solvers and synthesisers: economists, climate scientists, physicists, politicians, systems scientists, activists, anthropologists, market strategists, engineers.

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“An excellent podcast.”

- Steve Keen, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

“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, researcher at NAEC

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Climate Corruption Series

My exclusive investigations expose the world’s worst climate fraudsters: carbon cowboys, greedy elite and dangerous industry-wide greenwashing. Climate corruption is the term I coined for the financial and political corruption driving the climate crisis whilst claiming to be green. These climate fraudsters pose the biggest threat to tackling climate change.

Rachel Donald

I'm "professionally pissed off"—it's my job to be angry about the state of the world and try to do something about it. After spending my twenties bouncing between European cities and careers trying to find the most impactful job, I decided to create it. I became a climate corruption journalist and launched Planet: Critical. I’ve published world exclusives exposing the world’s worst climate fraudsters in major papers like The Guardian, The Intercept and Al Jazeera. I'm also a Lecturer in Journalism Theory at the University of the Arts London.

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Knowledge is the only renewable fuel we have, and Planet: Critical spreads it like wildfire. No interview or article will ever be hidden behind a paywall on Planet: Critical. You can also follow Planet: Critical on Youtube and support the project on Patreon.

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