About Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy is a Staff Writer at Global Citizen. He studied creative writing at Southern Connecticut State University and now writes about environmental issues and global events.

Stories

  1. Feature: The Navajo Nation's Lack of Clean Water Has Fueled a COVID-19 Crisis

    The Navajo Nation's Lack of Clean Water Has Fueled a COVID-19 Crisis

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|May 22, 2020

    “We need water.” Read more

  2. Article: Rohingya Refugees Brace for Catastrophic COVID-19 Outbreak

    Rohingya Refugees Brace for Catastrophic COVID-19 Outbreak

    By Joe McCarthy|May 21, 2020

    “This is our last window of opportunity to really prevent human catastrophe.” Read more

  3. Feature: How Bee-Friendly Farming Could Save Food Systems — and the Planet

    How Bee-Friendly Farming Could Save Food Systems — and the Planet

    By Joe McCarthy|May 20, 2020

    Bees are key to food webs everywhere. Read more

  4. Article: Air Pollution Surges in China After COVID-19 Lockdown Ends

    Air Pollution Surges in China After COVID-19 Lockdown Ends

    By Joe McCarthy|May 19, 2020

    The increase could dash environmentalists' hopes for a green recovery. Read more

  5. Article: Health Care Workers Face Violence, Unsafe Conditions, and Trauma Throughout the Americas: Report

    Health Care Workers Face Violence, Unsafe Conditions, and Trauma Throughout the Americas: Report

    By Joe McCarthy|May 19, 2020

    The COVID-19 coronavirus is devastating the region. Read more

  6. Article: COVID-19 Pandemic Provides Opportunity to Protect Oceans: Report

    COVID-19 Pandemic Provides Opportunity to Protect Oceans: Report

    By Joe McCarthy|May 14, 2020

    From fishing to shipping, countries can re-examine their marine identities. Read more

  7. Article: Why Factory Farming Needs a Fresh Look Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Why Factory Farming Needs a Fresh Look Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By Joe McCarthy|May 14, 2020

    Taking a fresh look at animal production also involves considering its effect on world hunger. Read more

  8. Article: These Communities Are Fighting Poverty and Protecting Forests Amid COVID-19

    These Communities Are Fighting Poverty and Protecting Forests Amid COVID-19

    By Joe McCarthy|May 14, 2020

    How two conservation initiatives provide a template for sustainable development. Read more

  9. Article: Malnutrition Is the Leading Cause of Death Globally: Report

    Malnutrition Is the Leading Cause of Death Globally: Report

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|May 13, 2020

    The ongoing pandemic could deepen the crisis. Read more

  10. Article: 6 Food Crises Worsened by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    6 Food Crises Worsened by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By Joe McCarthy|May 13, 2020

    From Venezuela to Kenya, starvation looms for many people. Read more