About Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy is a Content Creator at Global Citizen. He believes apathy is the biggest threat to creating a more just world and tries his hardest to stay open-minded and curious. Living in New York keeps him aware of how interconnected our world is, how every action has ripples. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University.

Stories

  1. Article: The EU Accepted More Than 500,000 Refugees in 2017
    Citizenship

    The EU Accepted More Than 500,000 Refugees in 2017

    By Joe McCarthy|April 19, 2018

    Germany led the way. Read more

  2. Article: Great Barrier Reef Is Half Dead — and Can Only Be Saved 1 Way
    Environment

    Great Barrier Reef Is Half Dead — and Can Only Be Saved 1 Way

    By Joe McCarthy|April 19, 2018

    “We’re in uncharted territory.” Read more

  3. Article: New York City Just Removed This Controversial Statue From Central Park
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    New York City Just Removed This Controversial Statue From Central Park

    By Joe McCarthy|April 18, 2018

    All across the US, controversial monuments are being challenged. Read more

  4. Article: Live Nation Will No Longer Serve Plastic Straws In All of Its Theaters
    Environment

    Live Nation Will No Longer Serve Plastic Straws In All of Its Theaters

    By Joe McCarthy|April 17, 2018

    A major win for the environment. Read more

  5. Article: China Is Spending 3 Times as Much as the US on Renewable Energy
    Environment

    China Is Spending 3 Times as Much as the US on Renewable Energy

    By Joe McCarthy|April 10, 2018

    China gets 26% of electricity from renewables. Read more

  6. Article: Apple Now Gets 100% of Its Energy From Renewable Sources
    Environment

    Apple Now Gets 100% of Its Energy From Renewable Sources

    By Joe McCarthy|April 10, 2018

    But there's a catch. Read more

  7. Article: This Whale Died From 64 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach
    Environment

    This Whale Died From 64 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach

    By Joe McCarthy|April 10, 2018

    Globally, more than 8 million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. Read more

  8. Article: The Average Person Eats 70,000 Microplastics Each Year
    Food & Hunger

    The Average Person Eats 70,000 Microplastics Each Year

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 9, 2018

    All of this consumed plastic could have negative health effects. Read more

  9. Article: Refugees Pay $20 Billion in US Taxes Each Year
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    Refugees Pay $20 Billion in US Taxes Each Year

    By Joe McCarthy|April 9, 2018

    Since taking office, US President Donald Trump has continually tried to block refugees. Read more

  10. Article: 2017 Was the Best Year Ever For Solar Power
    Environment

    2017 Was the Best Year Ever For Solar Power

    By Joe McCarthy|April 6, 2018

    China was the driving force behind this surge. Read more