In 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report concluded, "It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century." A 2015 Pew Research Center report conducted globally showed that a median of 54% of respondents questioned consider climate change "a very serious problem." With economies most likely to be impacted by mitigation efforts, respondents from the US and China were the least concerned. What role does decisive mitigation have in the 2020 presidential campaign? Is this topic more urgent than health care reform and the economy? Where is the rest of the industrialized world on this issue and what specific strategies might be proposed for the US?