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.

Joe's latest stories
  1. Article: Fake News in South Sudan Could Lead to Genocide
    Citizenship

    Fake News in South Sudan Could Lead to Genocide

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 18, 2017

    It follows a simple and ferocious logic. Read more

  2. Article: 7 Ways Obama Helped Protect the Planet From Climate Change
    Environment

    7 Ways Obama Helped Protect the Planet From Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 18, 2017

    "Climate change isn't just some little problem — it's a major, civilization-ending threat." Read more

  3. Article: 2016 Was Hottest Year Ever as Earth Undergoes ‘Big Changes’
    Environment

    2016 Was Hottest Year Ever as Earth Undergoes ‘Big Changes’

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 18, 2017

    “One could argue that about 75 percent of the warmth was due to human impact." Read more

  4. Article: 8 Men Own as Much as the Poorest 3.6 Billion People on the Planet
    Finance & Innovation

    8 Men Own as Much as the Poorest 3.6 Billion People on the Planet

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 17, 2017

    The wealth of these men is not a sign of extreme talent; it’s a sign of profound political failure. Read more

  5. Article: Want to Live Longer? Move to a City
    Health

    Want to Live Longer? Move to a City

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 13, 2017

    This kind of inequality doesn’t have to exist. Read more

  6. Article: This Alaska Town Is Falling Into the Ocean Thanks to Climate Change
    Environment

    This Alaska Town Is Falling Into the Ocean Thanks to Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 12, 2017

    "We just need to get out of there." Read more

  7. Article: 4 Times Obama Went Out of His Way to Work Across the Aisle
    Citizenship

    4 Times Obama Went Out of His Way to Work Across the Aisle

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 12, 2017

    "This bill is not perfect, but it is a commonsense compromise." Read more

  8. Article: Poland Refuses to Give Up Coal. Now Its Smog Levels Rival China
    Environment

    Poland Refuses to Give Up Coal. Now Its Smog Levels Rival China

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 12, 2017

    As the rest of the world runs from coal, Poland is gorging on it. Read more

  9. Article: Russia Wants to Fully Ban Cigarettes for Anyone Born After 2015
    Health

    Russia Wants to Fully Ban Cigarettes for Anyone Born After 2015

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 11, 2017

    “This goal is absolutely ideologically correct.” Read more

  10. Article: 530 Companies Worth Trillions Call on Trump to Support Clean Energy
    Environment

    530 Companies Worth Trillions Call on Trump to Support Clean Energy

    By Joe McCarthy| Jan. 11, 2017

    "Failure to build a low-carbon economy puts American prosperity at risk." Read more

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