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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.

Stories

  1. Article: The World’s Biggest Floating Solar Farm Is Now Live. And It’s on Top of a Former Coal Mine
    Environment

    The World’s Biggest Floating Solar Farm Is Now Live. And It’s on Top of a Former Coal Mine

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 18, 2017

    It’s more than six times as powerful as the next biggest floating solar farm. Read more

  2. Article: People Crowdfunded Nearly $1M to Help Charlottesville Victims With Health Bills
    Health

    People Crowdfunded Nearly $1M to Help Charlottesville Victims With Health Bills

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 18, 2017

    It ultimately exposes the financial insecurity many people face. Read more

  3. Article: In 8 Years, Renewable Energy Has Saved 12,700 American Lives, Report Finds
    Environment

    In 8 Years, Renewable Energy Has Saved 12,700 American Lives, Report Finds

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 18, 2017

    The long-term financial benefits are enormous. Read more

  4. Article: A Chinese Fishing Boat Filled With Endangered Sharks Was Just Nabbed Near Ecuador
    Environment

    A Chinese Fishing Boat Filled With Endangered Sharks Was Just Nabbed Near Ecuador

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 17, 2017

    Shark populations have declined by 98% over the past 15 years. Read more

  5. Article: British Columbia Bans Trophy Hunting of Grizzly Bears
    Environment

    British Columbia Bans Trophy Hunting of Grizzly Bears

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 16, 2017

    Hunting the bears for food is still permitted. Read more

  6. Article: Bees Face ‘Spiral of Decline’ Because of Toxic Pesticide
    Environment

    Bees Face ‘Spiral of Decline’ Because of Toxic Pesticide

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 15, 2017

    A quarter of US bee species are at risk of extinction. Read more

  7. Article: Canada Can Create 20 Million Jobs If It Invests in Sustainability: Report
    Environment

    Canada Can Create 20 Million Jobs If It Invests in Sustainability: Report

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 15, 2017

    That would cover more than half of the population. Read more

  8. Article: The People of Pakistan Have Planted 1 Billion Trees in 2 Years
    Environment

    The People of Pakistan Have Planted 1 Billion Trees in 2 Years

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 15, 2017

    48 football fields worth of forest are cut down each minute. Read more

  9. Article: 8 Photos of the Deadly Monsoon Rains That Struck South Asia
    Health

    8 Photos of the Deadly Monsoon Rains That Struck South Asia

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 14, 2017

    The humanitarian crisis is just beginning. Read more

  10. Article: Chance the Rapper Donates 30K Backpacks Stuffed With School Supplies to Chicago Kids
    Education

    Chance the Rapper Donates 30K Backpacks Stuffed With School Supplies to Chicago Kids

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 14, 2017

    He also hosted a free concert. Read more