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: UK Water Companies Vow to Plant 11 Million Trees to Go Carbon-Neutral
    Environment

    UK Water Companies Vow to Plant 11 Million Trees to Go Carbon-Neutral

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 19, 2019

    They want to protect the country’s bodies of water. Read more

  2. Article: Plants Around the World Are Struggling to Grow as Atmosphere Dries Up
    Environment

    Plants Around the World Are Struggling to Grow as Atmosphere Dries Up

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 16, 2019

    This trend will only worsen. Read more

  3. Article: Wind Currents Are Carrying Microplastics All the Way to the Arctic
    Environment

    Wind Currents Are Carrying Microplastics All the Way to the Arctic

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 15, 2019

    Researchers think that breathing in microplastics could penetrate deep into the lungs. Read more

  4. Article: Powerful Monsoons in India Kill More Than 270 and Displace 1 Million
    Citizenship

    Powerful Monsoons in India Kill More Than 270 and Displace 1 Million

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 14, 2019

    “Our teams have recovered 49 bodies so far.” Read more

  5. Article: The World's Forest Animals Are Disappearing at a Terrifying Rate: Report
    Environment

    The World's Forest Animals Are Disappearing at a Terrifying Rate: Report

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 14, 2019

    Forests depend on animals to thrive. Read more

  6. Article: Paris Is Building the World's Largest Organic Rooftop Farm
    Food & Hunger

    Paris Is Building the World's Largest Organic Rooftop Farm

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 13, 2019

    It will be roughly three football fields in size. Read more

  7. Article: Germany Plans to Ban Plastic Bags, Adding Momentum to Global Movement
    Environment

    Germany Plans to Ban Plastic Bags, Adding Momentum to Global Movement

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 13, 2019

    Only 5% of plastic bags get recycled. Read more

  8. Article: The Crisis in Kashmir Could Upend Education for Millions of Children
    Education

    The Crisis in Kashmir Could Upend Education for Millions of Children

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 9, 2019

    “Kashmir has been turned into an open-air prison.” Read more

  9. Article: Global Climate Strike Aims to Spur Transformative Change
    Environment

    Global Climate Strike Aims to Spur Transformative Change

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 8, 2019

    “We, as a global society, are at a crossroads.” Read more

  10. Article: Philippines Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Outbreak of Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus
    Health

    Philippines Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Outbreak of Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 7, 2019

    There’s been a 98% jump in reported cases compared to the year before. Read more