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: How to Make Sure the Palm Oil in the Products You Buy Is Ethical and Sustainable
    Global Citizen LifeFood & Hunger

    How to Make Sure the Palm Oil in the Products You Buy Is Ethical and Sustainable

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 15, 2021

    Palm oil is the most ubiquitous vegetable oil in the world. Read more

  2. Article: 5 Ways to Make Things Right After Flint, Michigan, Water Scandal

    5 Ways to Make Things Right After Flint, Michigan, Water Scandal

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 15, 2021

    After the former governor is charged, residents say more has to happen for justice to be served. Read more

  3. Article: 1.3 Million in Southern Madagascar Face Famine-Like Conditions: UN

    1.3 Million in Southern Madagascar Face Famine-Like Conditions: UN

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 13, 2021

    People are eating “cactus mixed with mud, roots, whatever they can find.” Read more

  4. Article: 'Pervasive' Microplastic Pollution in Arctic Ocean Points to Fast Fashion

    'Pervasive' Microplastic Pollution in Arctic Ocean Points to Fast Fashion

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 13, 2021

    Microfibers enter the environment largely when clothes are washed and dried. Read more

  5. Article: The UK Keeps Sending Plastic Waste to Poor Countries, Defying Past Pledge

    The UK Keeps Sending Plastic Waste to Poor Countries, Defying Past Pledge

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 13, 2021

    UK citizens produce more plastic waste than nearly any other country. Read more

  6. Article: US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropped More Than 10% in 2020 Due to COVID-19

    US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropped More Than 10% in 2020 Due to COVID-19

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 12, 2021

    But it’s unlikely that the US will maintain this momentum barring significant policy changes. Read more

  7. Article: Pakistan's 5-Day Vaccination Drive Aims to Eliminate Polio Once and for All
    NewsHealth

    Pakistan's 5-Day Vaccination Drive Aims to Eliminate Polio Once and for All

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 11, 2021

    The country plans to reach 40 million children. Read more

  8. Article: French President Emmanuel Macron Boosts Funding for Rural Farmers Worldwide by 50%

    French President Emmanuel Macron Boosts Funding for Rural Farmers Worldwide by 50%

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 11, 2021

    The increase in funds will go to the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Read more

  9. Article: Kenya Calls on Rich Countries to Fund $62 Billion Climate Plan

    Kenya Calls on Rich Countries to Fund $62 Billion Climate Plan

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 8, 2021

    Kenya is responsible for 0.1% of global emissions yet faces enormous environmental threats. Read more

  10. Article: 'Slave-Like Conditions' Found on Brazilian Beef Farms Supplying World's Biggest Meat Producers

    'Slave-Like Conditions' Found on Brazilian Beef Farms Supplying World's Biggest Meat Producers

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 7, 2021

    More than 40 million people work in slave-like conditions worldwide. Read more