Advocates for bold climate action welcomed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer\u0026#039;s remarks late Monday calling for President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency.\u0022That\u0026#039;s huge!\u0022 tweeted Dallas Goldtooth, the Keep It In The Ground campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network. It \u0022would allow the president to take significant steps to confront climate chaos.\u0022The New York Democrat\u0026#039;s comment came Monday evening in an interview with MSNBC\u0026#039;s Rachel Maddow.\u0022I think it might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency,\u0022 said Schumer. \u0022Then he can do many, many things under the emergency powers of the president that he could do... without legislation.\u0022\u0022Now, Trump used this emergency for a stupid wall, which wasn\u0026#039;t an emergency. But if ever there was an emergency, climate is one,\u0022 Schumer said.WATCH: Senate Majority Leader Schumer calls on President Biden to \u0022explore\u0022 using emergency powers to declare climate an emergency.\u0022If there ever was an emergency, climate is one\u0022 pic.twitter.com/Zpnd03kPVD— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 26, 2021Schumer reiterated the suggestion in a Monday night tweet, stating unequivocally that \u0022Biden should declare a national emergency on the climate crisis.\u0022Interesting comments by @SenSchumer on Rachel @Maddow show tonight: a) Democrats could pass climate legislation through reconciliation (simple majority) and b) @JoeBiden could declare climate an \u0022emergency\u0022 which grants him greater latitude in executive actions on climate.— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) January 26, 2021Water protector Joye Braun, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, joined the chorus of cheers, tweeting, \u0022Holey macaroni!!! SCHUMER says declare climate emergency... ok who said dem prayers?\u0022Author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben suggested the Biden\u0026#039;s demand was evidence of the climate movement\u0026#039;s impact.\u0022When we shift the zeitgeist, we shift what\u0026#039;s politically possible, and what\u0026#039;s politically necessary. Keep it up, everybody!\u0022 McKibben tweeted Tuesday.That take was mirrored by youth climate leader and Earth Uprising International founder Alexandria Villaseñor, who said the remark was a sign Schumer was \u0022keeping the promise he made to me and our entire generation.\u0022The comment is \u0022incredible\u0022 and a sign of a \u0022tectonic shift,\u0022 said Sunrise Movement co-founder and political director Evan Weber, who, like environmental policy expert Dr. Leah Stokes, welcomed Schumer saying that his legislative policy priorities are climate, racial and economic inequality, and democracy reform.A coalition of climate groups including the Center for Biological Diversity has already drafted an executive order for Biden to be a \u0022climate president,\u0022 with action including the declaration of a climate emergency.\u0026nbsp;Under a #ClimateEmergency declaration, @Potus as #ClimatePresident could: Re-instate the crude oil exports ban for goodRedirect funding to build out clean, distributed, and democratic energy systemsUse the Defense Production Act to ignite a fullscale clean energy economy— Jean Su (@ajeansu) January 26, 2021Recent polling indicates a majority of the U.S. public would back that action.A Yale Program on Climate Change Communication survey from December found that 56% of voters would support a president \u0022declaring a national emergency to act on global warming,\u0022 with 84% of Democratic voters backing such an action.That support is also clear from Green New Deal champion Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who tweeted Tuesday, \u0022We’ve got to recognize the climate crisis for what it is: an existential threat to life on Earth.\u0022\u0022I\u0026#039;m glad Sen. Schumer agrees that we must meet this emergency with a bold vision, transform our economy, and fight for justice in every step we take,\u0022 Markey said. But not all Democratic lawmakers are on board.Sunrise\u0026#039;s Weber, in his tweet, pointed to the need for Schumer to have a plan to not only \u0022bypass GOP obstruction\u0022 in advancing climate and other priorities but also tackle pushback from Democratic senators like Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, whose opposition to eliminating the legislative filibuster enraged progressive Democrats.\u0022As Senate majority leader, he\u0026#039;ll be judged by his results, not just his positions,\u0022 Weber added.