A cohort of progressive Democrats plan to introduce a resolution declaring a climate emergency Tuesday in Congress, a move that could open the door to decisive action on the crisis.The Guardian\u0026#039;s Emily Holden\u0026nbsp;reported Monday afternoon that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Earl Blumenauer\u0026nbsp;(D-Ore.) are expected to introduce a resolution calling for naming the climate crisis an \u0022emergency\u0022 on Tuesday. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, also plans to introduce the resolution in the upper chamber, according to the reporting.In comment to\u0026nbsp;The Guardian, Blumenauer\u0026#039;s office said that the congressman \u0022decided to draft the resolution after Donald Trump declared an emergency at the U.S. border with Mexico so he could pursue building a wall between the two countries.\u0022In her reporting, Holden urged caution.\u0022Even if the resolution passed and was signed by the president, it would not force any action on climate change,\u0022 wrote Holden. \u0022But advocates say similar efforts in Canada and the United Kingdom have served as a leverage point, highlighting the hypocrisy between the government position that the situation is an emergency and individual decisions that would exacerbate the problem.\u0022A spokesperson for Sanders said the senator was moving forward on the resolution because President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s policies are making things worse.\u0026nbsp;\u0022On the existential threat of climate change, Trump insists on calling it a hoax,\u0022 said the spokesperson. \u0022Senator Sanders is proud to partner with his House colleagues to challenge this absurdity and have Congress declare what we all know: we are facing a climate emergency that requires a massive and immediate federal mobilization.\u0022The news came just before Trump delivered a climate address dismissed by the\u0026nbsp;Environmental Working Group as an \u0022utter fantasy.\u0022On Twitter, Sanders leveled criticisms on the president donning the mantle of a climate advocate.\u0026nbsp;\u0022We don\u0026#039;t have time for more lies,\u0022 said Sanders. \u0022We must address the climate crisis now.\u0022News of the upcoming resolution was welcomed by progressive organizations.\u0026nbsp;\u0022The climate crisis is a true emergency, and it must be dealt with as such,\u0022 the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee tweeted, thanking the lawmakers for their action.\u0026nbsp;The Democratic Socialists of America said on Twitter that Sanders understands \u0022this isn\u0026#039;t just climate change, it\u0026#039;s a climate emergency.\u0022\u0022The solution is to reorganize our economy so it works for both people and the planet, not the profit of fossil fuel companies,\u0022 the group added.