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: Angelina Jolie Says We Have an ‘Obligation’ to Help Refugees in New Op-Ed
    Citizenship

    Angelina Jolie Says We Have an ‘Obligation’ to Help Refugees in New Op-Ed

    By Joe McCarthy|June 19, 2019

    "Why are politicians being elected on promises to shut borders and turn back refugees?” Read more

  2. Article: 37,000 People Fled Their Homes Every Day in 2018
    Citizenship

    37,000 People Fled Their Homes Every Day in 2018

    By Joe McCarthy|June 19, 2019

    “Children don’t flee to seek better opportunities; children flee because there is a risk." Read more

  3. Article: A Rare Flesh-Eating Bacteria Is Spreading Because of Climate Change
    Health

    A Rare Flesh-Eating Bacteria Is Spreading Because of Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy|June 18, 2019

    The disease is often spread through eating raw oysters. Read more

  4. Article: Boaty McBoatface Finds Missing Climate Change Link at Bottom of Ocean
    Environment

    Boaty McBoatface Finds Missing Climate Change Link at Bottom of Ocean

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 18, 2019

    The submarine was named by an open Internet poll. Read more

  5. Article: Major Elephant Refuge Goes Entire Year Without a Single Poaching
    Environment

    Major Elephant Refuge Goes Entire Year Without a Single Poaching

    By Joe McCarthy|June 17, 2019

    The area’s elephant population had declined by nearly 75% in recent years. Read more

  6. Article: UN Accuses Myanmar of Creating ‘Apartheid State’ and Threatens to Withhold Aid
    Citizenship

    UN Accuses Myanmar of Creating ‘Apartheid State’ and Threatens to Withhold Aid

    By Joe McCarthy|June 17, 2019

    “Rakhine has been an apartheid state for years.” Read more

  7. Feature: Tun Lin Was Trapped for 11 Years on a Slave Ship. Now He’s Fighting to End Slavery.
    FeatureCitizenship

    Tun Lin Was Trapped for 11 Years on a Slave Ship. Now He’s Fighting to End Slavery.

    By Joe McCarthy|June 14, 2019

    “Once you find yourself on a fishing boat in the middle of the ocean, there’s no way off.” Read more

  8. Article: Pope Francis Just Got Oil Companies to Commit to Cutting Emissions
    Environment

    Pope Francis Just Got Oil Companies to Commit to Cutting Emissions

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 14, 2019

    “There is still hope and there remains time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.” Read more

  9. Article: The Young Conservative Trying to Get More Republicans to Fight Climate Change
    Environment

    The Young Conservative Trying to Get More Republicans to Fight Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy|June 13, 2019

    “For too long, conservatives have been anti-everything the Democrats have proposed.” Read more

  10. Article: This Company Has a Plan to Pull All the Excess Carbon Out of the Atmosphere
    Environment

    This Company Has a Plan to Pull All the Excess Carbon Out of the Atmosphere

    By Joe McCarthy|June 13, 2019

    And it’s deceptively simple. Read more