This interactive course encourages students to debate issues related to global warming and to develop skills in innovative thinking, research, political awareness, ethical reasoning, debating, and communicating orally and in writing. Crucial to the course will be developing an awareness of the current scientific certainties in global warming versus what is not certain. This will include the study of historical and current political issues related to global awareness, the current state of scientific knowledge and the predictive value of global warming models. Further topics include the Kyoto agreement, the ethical responsibilities of individuals, corporations, and governments, and the conflicts between economic development and the environment. Students will develop a greater understanding of the relationship between science, technology and an individual's responsibility to society.This course is also offered online.