Planet: Critical

It's a critical time for our planet. We face severe ecological, economic and energy crises. We have just one decade to decarbonise the earth, save democracy, limit the reach of Big Tech, sanction the market, and elect politicians who choose to believe scientists… Are we too late?


The newsletter investigates democratic and climate corruption in exclusive investigations about Hollywood stars and billion dollar companies.


Journalist Rachel Donald interviews experts at the frontline of the fight to save our world. Featuring journalists, scientists, activists, artists, technologists and economists who are actively working towards a better world, the Planet: Critical podcast explores the hard reality of the future.

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

“It’s rare that an interview be so nuanced and layered.” - Joelle Taylor

Planet: Critical “gives an intoxicating (if a little paralysing) level of nuance to the economic/climate crisis we find ourselves in.” - The Living Philosophy

About Rachel

“I found Rachel to be keenly inquisitive and fun to speak with.” - Dr Carey King

I am a writer and journalist who took a stint away from media to teach politics and journalism at French universities. I returned to launch this site and subsequently became producer of the award-winning Radio Free Sarawak and an investigative journalist with Sarawak Report, focusing on climate corruption. Follow me on Twitter.

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