This course will examine some of the commonly stated views on climate change and how man's activities affect the planet. Reports in the mass media come from a variety of sources, including activist organisations. How accurate are these reports? Are we receiving a balance of views, including from others who take a contrary position when analysing the data? Some of the data and conclusions reached will be presented and discussed. Political attempts to limit emissions, generated by the burning of fossil fuels, include policies with far-reaching economic consequences (e.g. in energy sources, energy usage, and power generation). What are these policies hoping to achieve, and can they be successful? Alternative views to the orthodoxy will be presented, based on the work of acclaimed scientists in the field, and data from official organisations. Time will be allocated for discussion.