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. Article: Lebron James' 'More Than a Vote' Campaign Gets 10,000 Volunteers to Sign Up as Poll Workers

    Lebron James' 'More Than a Vote' Campaign Gets 10,000 Volunteers to Sign Up as Poll Workers

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 1, 2020

    The campaign aims to overcome Black voter suppression. Read more

  2. Article: This Animated Short Film Imagines a Green and Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery

    This Animated Short Film Imagines a Green and Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 1, 2020

    Opal Tometi, Nnimmo Bassey, Emma Thompson, and Gael García Bernal narrate the nine-minute film. Read more

  3. Feature: Australians Are Turning Their Backyards Into Koala Sanctuaries

    Australians Are Turning Their Backyards Into Koala Sanctuaries

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 1, 2020

    Koalas have been nearly driven to extinction — but Australians are stepping up. Read more

  4. Article: 5 Takeaways From Global Citizen's Session at the UN Biodiversity Summit
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    5 Takeaways From Global Citizen's Session at the UN Biodiversity Summit

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 1, 2020

    Climate justice is about social justice. Read more

  5. Article: A Newly Designed 'Super Enzyme' Could Be the Key to Ending Plastic Waste

    A Newly Designed 'Super Enzyme' Could Be the Key to Ending Plastic Waste

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 29, 2020

    The enzyme could be especially useful in recycling clothing. Read more

  6. Article: The Fishing Industry Has a Clear Solution for One of the Biggest Sources of Ocean Plastic Pollution

    The Fishing Industry Has a Clear Solution for One of the Biggest Sources of Ocean Plastic Pollution

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 29, 2020

    Tracking technology could save whales, seals, and turtles from grisly deaths. Read more

  7. Article: COVID-19 Has Led to a Dramatic Rise in Child Labor Worldwide

    COVID-19 Has Led to a Dramatic Rise in Child Labor Worldwide

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 28, 2020

    Children are joining construction crews, sifting through garbage mounds, and being forced into sex. Read more

  8. Article: 5 Companies Fighting Food Waste and Empowering Farmers in Africa

    5 Companies Fighting Food Waste and Empowering Farmers in Africa

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 24, 2020

    Food waste undermines food security, climate goals, and efforts to end poverty. Read more

  9. Article: UN Forced to Cut Food and Health Programs in Yemen Due to Lack of Funding

    UN Forced to Cut Food and Health Programs in Yemen Due to Lack of Funding

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 24, 2020

    The lives of millions of people remain in the balance. Read more

  10. Article: This Organization Is Inviting Volunteers to Help With COVID-19 Relief Work in LA

    This Organization Is Inviting Volunteers to Help With COVID-19 Relief Work in LA

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 23, 2020

    The opportunity covers travel costs, room and board, and food. Read more