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: Swimmer Braves 60 Miles of Ocean to Stop Plastic Pollution
    Environment

    Swimmer Braves 60 Miles of Ocean to Stop Plastic Pollution

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 17, 2018

    “We are destroying the planet we are called to look after.” Read more

  2. Article: Hundreds Die as Kerala, India, Faces Worst Floods in a Century
    Environment

    Hundreds Die as Kerala, India, Faces Worst Floods in a Century

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 17, 2018

    "I opened the door and water gushed in.” Read more

  3. Article: Thailand Wants to End the Hot Potato Game of Global Waste
    Environment

    Thailand Wants to End the Hot Potato Game of Global Waste

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 17, 2018

    Few countries want to deal with hazardous and hard-to-recycle forms of waste. Read more

  4. Article: JAY-Z Is Trying to Build a Movement to Change the World
    Citizenship

    JAY-Z Is Trying to Build a Movement to Change the World

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 17, 2018

    Here’s how JAY-Z follows in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela. Read more

  5. Article: Scientists Just Found a Brilliant Way to Pull Carbon From the Atmosphere
    Environment

    Scientists Just Found a Brilliant Way to Pull Carbon From the Atmosphere

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 16, 2018

    This technology could play a key role in the fight against climate change. Read more

  6. Article: 4 Ways Aretha Franklin Fought for a Better World
    Citizenship

    4 Ways Aretha Franklin Fought for a Better World

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 16, 2018

    “American history wells up when Aretha sings.” Read more

  7. Article: The World Can Expect Even Hotter Heat Waves Over the Next 5 Years
    Environment

    The World Can Expect Even Hotter Heat Waves Over the Next 5 Years

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 15, 2018

    The oceans are expected to face the worst heating effects. Read more

  8. Article: Christine Hallquist Makes US History as First Openly Trans Major Party Candidate for Governor
    Citizenship

    Christine Hallquist Makes US History as First Openly Trans Major Party Candidate for Governor

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 15, 2018

    She beat out three other candidates in Vermont’s Democratic primary Tuesday. Read more

  9. Article: One of the Last Pristine Coral Reefs Gets World's Strongest Legal Protection
    Environment

    One of the Last Pristine Coral Reefs Gets World's Strongest Legal Protection

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 14, 2018

    As coral reefs face catastrophic decline, actions like this make a decisive difference. Read more

  10. Article: South Africa Vows to Shut Down Open Pit Toilets in Schools After Tragic Drownings
    Water & Sanitation

    South Africa Vows to Shut Down Open Pit Toilets in Schools After Tragic Drownings

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 14, 2018

    "This will save lives and restore the dignity of tens of thousands of our nation's children." Read more