In July, a pair of Senators gathered reporters in the U.S. Capitol Building to deliver a message to President Joe Biden: it’s time to declare a climate emergency.

Am I concerned that it will be a decade before we have a climate majority?” said Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, alongside Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. “I am damn concerned.

Less than three weeks later, Democratic Senators walked off the Senate floor in celebration after passing the Inflation Reduction Act,

The most significant climate legislation in U.S. history. In the coming  days, the House of Representative is expected to follow suit, sending  the bill to Biden

Experts say putting the country within reach of the Biden Administration’s goal of slashing emissions in half by 2030 when compared to 2005 levels.