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: This Seed Bank in the Arctic Holds More Than 1 Million Seeds

    This Seed Bank in the Arctic Holds More Than 1 Million Seeds

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 26, 2020

    “It’s really just the tip of the iceberg of a global conservation effort.” Read more

  2. Article: This Tech-Savvy Greenhouse Wants to Revitalize America's Coal Country

    This Tech-Savvy Greenhouse Wants to Revitalize America's Coal Country

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 25, 2020

    It also wants to revolutionize agriculture. Read more

  3. Article: This Company Is Sucking Carbon From the Air and Making Soda With It

    This Company Is Sucking Carbon From the Air and Making Soda With It

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 24, 2020

    Carbon removal is increasingly seen as a vital part of any climate solution. Read more

  4. Article: Millions of People in Haiti Are Struggling to Eat, UN Warns

    Millions of People in Haiti Are Struggling to Eat, UN Warns

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Feb. 21, 2020

    Roughly 33% of the population needs immediate food assistance. Read more

  5. Article: Coronavirus Has Caused Carbon Emissions to Plummet in China

    Coronavirus Has Caused Carbon Emissions to Plummet in China

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Feb. 21, 2020

    Industrial production and consumer demand have slowed. Read more

  6. Article: EU’s Next 7-Year Budget Proposal Goes Big on Climate Action to Reach Carbon Neutrality

    EU’s Next 7-Year Budget Proposal Goes Big on Climate Action to Reach Carbon Neutrality

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 20, 2020

    The bloc wants to lead the world in climate action. Read more

  7. Article: Growing Inequality Threatens Global Stability, UN Warns

    Growing Inequality Threatens Global Stability, UN Warns

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 19, 2020

    Lawmakers can reduce inequality with redistributive policies. Read more

  8. Article: Why Climate Change and Poverty Are Inextricably Linked

    Why Climate Change and Poverty Are Inextricably Linked

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 19, 2020

    Fighting one problem helps mitigate the other. Read more

  9. Article: Air Pollution From Fossil Fuels Kills 4.5 Million People Every Year

    Air Pollution From Fossil Fuels Kills 4.5 Million People Every Year

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 18, 2020

    This pollution also costs the global economy an estimated $2.9 trillion annually. Read more

  10. Article: Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Climate Change

    Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 18, 2020

    This is his largest charitable pledge to date. Read more