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: Aluminum Might Be the Best Plastic Alternative We Have
    Finance & Innovation

    Aluminum Might Be the Best Plastic Alternative We Have

    By Joe McCarthy|July 19, 2019

    As plastic pollution reaches crisis levels, companies are seeking alternatives. Read more

  2. Article: This Deadly Health Crisis Is Spreading in Bodies of Water Around the World
    Health

    This Deadly Health Crisis Is Spreading in Bodies of Water Around the World

    By Joe McCarthy|July 19, 2019

    And climate change is making it worse. Read more

  3. Article: Cambodia Is the Latest Country to Send Containers of Garbage Back to the US and Canada
    Environment

    Cambodia Is the Latest Country to Send Containers of Garbage Back to the US and Canada

    By Joe McCarthy|July 18, 2019

    "Cambodia is not a dustbin.” Read more

  4. Article: 4 Big Obstacles to the Global Goals, According to the Man Who Helped Build Them
    Citizenship

    4 Big Obstacles to the Global Goals, According to the Man Who Helped Build Them

    By Joe McCarthy|July 17, 2019

    “The political will to implement the SDGs is still there.” Read more

  5. Article: World Health Organization Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
    Health

    World Health Organization Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency

    By Joe McCarthy|July 17, 2019

    The outbreak has become the second deadliest in recorded history. Read more

  6. Article: Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule Breaks US and International Law, Experts Say
    Citizenship

    Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule Breaks US and International Law, Experts Say

    By Joe McCarthy|July 16, 2019

    "President Trump is trying to end asylum, full stop." Read more

  7. Article: Dozens Dead as Monsoon Rains Flood South Asia
    Citizenship

    Dozens Dead as Monsoon Rains Flood South Asia

    By Joe McCarthy|July 15, 2019

    Tens of thousands have been displaced. Read more

  8. Article: 7 Staggering Facts From the UN's New Report on Hunger
    Food & Hunger

    7 Staggering Facts From the UN's New Report on Hunger

    By Joe McCarthy|July 15, 2019

    After years of progress, the fight against hunger faces huge setbacks. Read more

  9. Article: This Activist Is on Track to Feed 100,000 Kenyan Schoolchildren
    AdvocacyFood & Hunger

    This Activist Is on Track to Feed 100,000 Kenyan Schoolchildren

    By Joe McCarthy|July 12, 2019

    And she’s empowering local communities in the process. Read more

  10. Article: 663 Million Children Lack Access to Basic Human Rights Like Clean Water
    Citizenship

    663 Million Children Lack Access to Basic Human Rights Like Clean Water

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|July 12, 2019

    Multidimensional poverty considers things like access to food and clean water. Read more