Climate Action Campaign Statement on Devastating Climate Fueled Tornadoes in West Michigan

May 10th, 2024

For Immediate Release

DATE: May 10, 2024

CONTACT: Catherine Gorman,


Climate Action Campaign Statement on Devastating Climate Fueled Tornadoes in West Michigan


Earlier this week, devastating tornadoes tore through West Michigan, leaving a large swath in ruins and which Governor Gretchen Whitmer attributed to the climate crisis.  Margie Alt, Director of the Climate Action Campaign, issued the following statement:

Tuesday’s tornadoes in West Michigan have left devastation in their wake, and my heart goes out to all those affected. The scenes of destroyed homes and shattered communities highlight the urgent need to address climate change.

As we continue to break temperature records year after year, we’re witnessing more frequent and intense extreme weather events like tornadoes. These events not only cause immediate destruction but also have long-term implications for communities, economies, and ecosystems.

Preventing even more catastrophic events in the future requires bold action and Solutions for Pollution that can limit the climate change fueling these increasingly common crises. 

In the aftermath of these tornadoes, let’s extend our sympathy and support to those affected and recommit ourselves to the fight against climate change. Together, we can build a more resilient and sustainable future for all.” 


About CAC

Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a vibrant coalition of advocacy organizations working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action to cut carbon pollution, address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and accelerate the transition to clean energy. Our goal is to reduce carbon pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy through policies focused on climate, justice, and jobs and expanding opportunity for all.

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