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: Climate Change's Effects on Fish Could Undermine World Peace
    Environment

    Climate Change's Effects on Fish Could Undermine World Peace

    By Joe McCarthy|June 15, 2018

    “It’s like trying to raise cattle when you’ve taken down all the fences.” Read more

  2. Article: How South African Students Woke the World to the Brutalities of Apartheid
    Citizenship

    How South African Students Woke the World to the Brutalities of Apartheid

    By Joe McCarthy|June 15, 2018

    A single image crystallized the horrors of apartheid. Read more

  3. Feature: 23 Stunning Photos of Kids Playing Soccer Around the World
    FeatureCitizenship

    23 Stunning Photos of Kids Playing Soccer Around the World

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Joe McCarthy|June 14, 2018

    Soccer is more than a game for these kids. It's a form of hope. Read more

  4. Article: Antarctica Is Losing 200 Billion Tons of Ice Every Year
    Environment

    Antarctica Is Losing 200 Billion Tons of Ice Every Year

    By Joe McCarthy|June 14, 2018

    If the entire continent melted, sea levels would rise by 190 feet. Read more

  5. Article: Texas Detention Center for Migrant Children Compared to 'Prison'
    Citizenship

    Texas Detention Center for Migrant Children Compared to 'Prison'

    By Joe McCarthy|June 14, 2018

    The mere act of detaining an innocent child is considered a human rights violation. Read more

  6. Article: AI Drones Are Helping Us Tackle Our Ocean Plastic Problem
    Finance & Innovation

    AI Drones Are Helping Us Tackle Our Ocean Plastic Problem

    By Joe McCarthy|June 13, 2018

    They’re mapping out the problem so people can take action. Read more

  7. Article: Heavy Rains Save Cape Town From Running Out of Water — For Now
    Water & Sanitation

    Heavy Rains Save Cape Town From Running Out of Water — For Now

    By Joe McCarthy|June 13, 2018

    City officials are urging residents to keep conserving water. Read more

  8. Article: Africa's Most Ancient Trees Are Dying Due to Climate Change
    Environment

    Africa's Most Ancient Trees Are Dying Due to Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy|June 12, 2018

    The massive trees can live thousands of years. Read more

  9. Article: Hundreds of Kids Just Attended the First-Ever Ocean Plastic Bootcamp
    Environment

    Hundreds of Kids Just Attended the First-Ever Ocean Plastic Bootcamp

    By Joe McCarthy|June 12, 2018

    A bootcamp to save the world. Read more

  10. Article: Beyond the Handshake: What Life Is Really Like in North Korea
    Citizenship

    Beyond the Handshake: What Life Is Really Like in North Korea

    By Joe McCarthy|June 12, 2018

    Most North Korean workers earn between $2 and $3 per month. Read more