Rachel Donald

Rachel Donald is the creator of Planet: Critical, the podcast and newsletter for a world in crisis with 11,000+ subscribers from 163 countries. Planet: Critical connects the dots of science, art, language, politics, media, philosophy and power to reveal the big picture. Rachel speaks internationally on this ecosystem as an independent researcher and writer. Alongside Planet: Critical, her world exclusive investigations into climate corruption have been published in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Mongabay, The Intercept, Byline Times and the New Republic.

discarded oil barrels

The Oil Crash Is Coming Sooner Than We Think

Low-energy is the future, either through choice or physics. We are running out of time to have a say.

April 15, 2024

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The Reality of the Green Transition

Energy is meant to supply vitality, not threaten destruction. It is the flow of life through an ecosystem.

April 3, 2024

Papua New Guinea

Why language is central to the survival of cultures and communities

Deep cultural connection to land and nature are inherent to the human experience and a birthright, says Jay Griffiths, author of WILD: An Elemental Journey (2006). But what happens when communities become displaced, either voluntarily or through force?

March 29, 2024

Irish landscape

Rewilding Ireland: ‘Undoing the damage’ from a history of deforestation

Eoghan Daltun joins the Mongabay Newscast to share his story and rewilding insights, which are detailed in his book, An Irish Atlantic Rainforest: A Personal Journey Into the Magic of Rewilding.

March 6, 2024

Rim Fire

HEATED: Challenging objectivity in climate journalism

Presenting an issue like climate change as a debate with two sides, as is still somewhat common, is often justified under the banner of objectivity, but it’s only one of many dissonant standards that environmental reporters are held to, argues podcast guest Emily Atkin.

February 23, 2024

old gas station

Don’t Be Fooled By Biden’s Gas U-Turn

We are running out of fuel. We need an urgent plan to contract our energy needs if we are to survive the impending crash; there will be no “clean” energy until governments come clean.

February 2, 2024

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