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: Radio Has Become an Unlikely Educational Success in Pakistan During COVID-19

    Radio Has Become an Unlikely Educational Success in Pakistan During COVID-19

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 26, 2021

    “We are talking about children who do not have the luxuries of connectivity." Read more

  2. Article: Groundwater Loss in India Threatens Millions of Farmers' Ability to Grow Food

    Groundwater Loss in India Threatens Millions of Farmers' Ability to Grow Food

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 25, 2021

    A new report finds that as groundwater diminishes, canal-based irrigation is taking over. Read more

  3. Article: The World's Freshwater Fish Are Being Pushed to the Brink of Extinction

    The World's Freshwater Fish Are Being Pushed to the Brink of Extinction

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 24, 2021

    Freshwater fish face existential threats, according to a new report. Read more

  4. Article: US and Canada Vow to Work Together to Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

    US and Canada Vow to Work Together to Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 24, 2021

    The US and Canada have enormous ecological footprints. Read more

  5. Article: Costa Rica Wants Countries to Protect a Third of the World's Land and Marine Spaces

    Costa Rica Wants Countries to Protect a Third of the World's Land and Marine Spaces

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 23, 2021

    The small country is setting the bar for climate action. Read more

  6. Article: How Are We Going to Kickstart Global Climate Action?
    Global Citizen ExplainsEnvironment

    How Are We Going to Kickstart Global Climate Action?

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 23, 2021

    COVID-19 recovery plans present an opportunity for bold climate action. Read more

  7. Article: How‌ ‌Are‌ ‌We‌ ‌Going‌ ‌to‌ ‌Stop‌ ‌the‌ ‌World‌ ‌Hunger‌ ‌Crisis?‌
    Global Citizen ExplainsFood & Hunger

    How‌ ‌Are‌ ‌We‌ ‌Going‌ ‌to‌ ‌Stop‌ ‌the‌ ‌World‌ ‌Hunger‌ ‌Crisis?‌

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 23, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed millions into famine-like conditions. Read more

  8. Article: G7 Countries Pledge $4.3 Billion For COVID-19 Vaccine Equity
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    G7 Countries Pledge $4.3 Billion For COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 22, 2021

    US President Joe Biden committed $2 billion to secure vaccines for low-income countries. Read more

  9. Article: Vaccine Equity: 3 Things Stand in the Way of Global Inoculation Against COVID-19
    NewsHealth

    Vaccine Equity: 3 Things Stand in the Way of Global Inoculation Against COVID-19

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 12, 2021

    Vaccine hoarding undermines health efforts worldwide. Read more

  10. Article: Thousands of Ethiopians Under Siege in Tigray Region Could Die From Starvation

    Thousands of Ethiopians Under Siege in Tigray Region Could Die From Starvation

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 11, 2021

    Humanitarian groups are urgently trying to access the region. Read more