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: 3 Ways You Can Help the Victims of the Sri Lanka Bombings
    Citizenship

    3 Ways You Can Help the Victims of the Sri Lanka Bombings

    By Joe McCarthy|April 22, 2019

    The Colombo massacre is a devastating reminder of the prevalence of religious intolerance. Read more

  2. Feature: 6 Powerful Moments From Netflix's 'Our Planet' That Show the Urgent Need for Climate Action
    FeatureEnvironment

    6 Powerful Moments From Netflix's 'Our Planet' That Show the Urgent Need for Climate Action

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|April 22, 2019

    Our Planet shows the planet’s splendor, and its fragility. Read more

  3. Article: 4 Animals Making a Comeback After Facing Extinction
    Environment

    4 Animals Making a Comeback After Facing Extinction

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 18, 2019

    They provide hope that broad wildlife declines can be stopped. Read more

  4. Feature: 12 Female Climate Activists Who Are Saving the Planet
    FeatureEnvironment

    12 Female Climate Activists Who Are Saving the Planet

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 18, 2019

    From Kenya to Fiji, these activists are demanding change. Read more

  5. Article: The Wind Is Filled With Microplastics, Study Finds
    Environment

    The Wind Is Filled With Microplastics, Study Finds

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 17, 2019

    The average human consumes an estimated 70,000 microplastics. Read more

  6. Article: The 'Attenborough Effect' Is Causing Plastic Pollution to Plummet
    Environment

    The 'Attenborough Effect' Is Causing Plastic Pollution to Plummet

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 17, 2019

    Celebrities have a unique role to play in reducing plastic waste. Read more

  7. Article: China Just Seized 2,748 Elephant Tusks in Huge Underground Ivory Bust
    Environment

    China Just Seized 2,748 Elephant Tusks in Huge Underground Ivory Bust

    By Joe McCarthy|April 16, 2019

    The crackdown thwarted a transnational smuggling ring. Read more

  8. Article: 'Extinction Rebellion' Protesters Block London Roads to Confront Climate 'Emergency'
    Environment

    'Extinction Rebellion' Protesters Block London Roads to Confront Climate 'Emergency'

    By Joe McCarthy|April 16, 2019

    “I want to be able to look my kids in the eye and tell them I did everything.” Read more

  9. Article: These Drones Are Saving Myanmar's Famous Mangrove Forests
    Environment

    These Drones Are Saving Myanmar's Famous Mangrove Forests

    By Joe McCarthy|April 12, 2019

    Mangroves are disappearing faster than other types of trees. Read more

  10. Article: World Bank and International Monetary Fund Say They're Prepared to Help With Venezuela Crisis
    Finance & Innovation

    World Bank and International Monetary Fund Say They're Prepared to Help With Venezuela Crisis

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 12, 2019

    But Venezuela is hesitant to work with the groups. Read more