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: Why the UN Is Urging Countries to Join the 'Race to Zero Emissions'

    Why the UN Is Urging Countries to Join the 'Race to Zero Emissions'

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 1, 2020

    Getting to net zero emissions is about achieving a more just, equitable world. Read more

  2. Article: Malaria Will Kill More People Than COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa This Year: WHO

    Malaria Will Kill More People Than COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa This Year: WHO

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 30, 2020

    Disruptions to malaria prevention programs during the pandemic have led to a surge in cases. Read more

  3. Article: 3 of the Most Powerful Positions in Finance Will Be Held by Women in 2021

    3 of the Most Powerful Positions in Finance Will Be Held by Women in 2021

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 25, 2020

    Women’s economic empowerment is crucial to ending global poverty. Read more

  4. Article: UN Condemns Structural Racism Against Afro-Brazilians Following Murder of Black Man

    UN Condemns Structural Racism Against Afro-Brazilians Following Murder of Black Man

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 25, 2020

    Black people in Brazil are far more likely to be killed by law enforcement. Read more

  5. Article: UN Calls on EU to Speed Up Clean Energy Efforts and Climate Action

    UN Calls on EU to Speed Up Clean Energy Efforts and Climate Action

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 23, 2020

    The EU’s COVID-19 stimulus proposal could kickstart a decade defined by clean energy. Read more

  6. Article: Measles Deaths Skyrocketed Last Year as Vaccine Rates Faltered: Report

    Measles Deaths Skyrocketed Last Year as Vaccine Rates Faltered: Report

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 13, 2020

    “It’s just hard for me to believe that kids are dying.” Read more

  7. Article: Shell Canada Is Letting Drivers Pay for Conservation at the Pump

    Shell Canada Is Letting Drivers Pay for Conservation at the Pump

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 13, 2020

    Some environmentalists argue that this effort is “pure greenwashing.” Read more

  8. Article: Hurricanes Are Now More Destructive for Longer Because of Global Warming: Study

    Hurricanes Are Now More Destructive for Longer Because of Global Warming: Study

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 12, 2020

    This means that hurricanes on average will cause more damage in the years ahead. Read more

  9. Article: Migrant Workers Need Welfare to Get Through Pandemic, UN Says

    Migrant Workers Need Welfare to Get Through Pandemic, UN Says

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 11, 2020

    Laborers often lose their jobs first during a crisis, a new report says. Read more

  10. Article: As Glaciers Melt at Alarming Rate in China, Farmers Brace for Water Shortages

    As Glaciers Melt at Alarming Rate in China, Farmers Brace for Water Shortages

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 10, 2020

    Climate change is also disrupting precipitation patterns in the region. Read more