Michigan and the Midwest region are already experiencing the impacts of climate change, and they are expected to worsen in the next several decades. The following factors are set to dramatically alter our state. The Michigan Climate Action Network is working to slow these rapid and undesirable changes.
INCREASED RAINFALL AND FLOODING
INCREASED RISKS TO THE GREAT LAKES
PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS
IMPACTS TO AGRICULTURE
CHANGES TO OUR FORESTS
THREATS TO MICHIGAN’S AT-RISK COMMUNITIES
MICHIGAN’S FOSSIL FUEL DEPENDENT ELECTRICITY SYSTEM
Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change means a rapid and just transition to clean energy and away from the use of fossil fuels. By putting in place solutions that are within our reach, our state, and its people can thrive as we move into this clean energy future.
We are focusing our efforts in four main areas:
1. Move quickly to 100% renewable energy
We are working to get more Michigan cities to move towards climate neutrality and 100% renewable energy. Find out more.
2. Electrify Transportation
Michigan put the automobile on the map, and now we have a chance to lead it into the future. Find out more.
3. Prevent a Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Disaster
An aging oil pipeline carries crude oil through the Great Lakes. If it doesn’t spill oil into our fresh water seas, it still spills carbon into the atmosphere. Shutting down the flow of oil in Enbridge Line 5 is a goal within our reach. Find out more.
4. Encourage Clean Energy Policies
States that look toward the future stand a better chance to thrive. We are working toward policies at the local, state, and federal level that help realize a clean energy future. Find out more.