My daughter recently wrote her grade 10 science exam. One of the questions went something like this:

Your friend is sceptical about global warming. How would you convince him/her that global warming is a serious problem?

Unfortunately, a high school science exam is not the place to challenge authority. To pass, you have no choice but to dish it back to them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make fun of the earnestness of your teachers and Al Gore on your own time.