There will always be pockets of heaven among the devastation. We have some of the hottest and driest spells here. Higher water content in the atmosphere is the main cause strangely because it prevents heat transfer and increase volatility; making some places very wet and others very dry. Extreme weather is the result of atmospheric insulation of heat and moisture giving rise to extremes in high and low atmospheric pressures.
There are obvious slow evolving global trends with interacting with short term spikes. It is the invisible global trends that worries me. Water being one of the main entities of this planet is constant on the whole (planet) but unbalanced between the deep and surface hydrosphere.
The only way the Mammoth fossil could have fresh tropical vegetation in its stomach was by sudden flooding (within days of the catastrophic event), not continental drift, polar drift or sudden climate change which took place, years later after the Mammoth had been preserved by rapid burial.
How can you have sudden catastrophic biblical flooding? The huge amount of downpour had to come from the high water moisture content in the atmosphere. A water sink. The water load had to build up through decades of cyclic trends.
In other words, like a capacitor, the charging phase is long and the discharge phase short and sudden. It can be triggered by an even sharper spiking event or series of them (a meteor strike, a major volcanic eruption etc).
So do we opt for the rapid discharge (catastrophic climate change) or a gradual change like the charging phase?
If you notice since the last ice age, there has been net outflow from the deep hydrosphere into the surface hydrosphere. If we were to design an intake at the river mouth to return the "fresh water" into the continental interior mass through the permeable fault zones on a daily basis, imagine how much water moisture we can remove from the atmosphere? Within a few years we should start to see gradually improving weather instead of continual onslaught of extreme weather conditions.
Straight away we can see positive changes. For one the HAARP will be less effective as they too depend on heavy moisture content to work their destruction. Water is 781.25 times heavier than the air it replaces. It will make the continental crust heavier and more stable in the long run and less prone to shallow quake movements. There are other advantages besides preventing floods, droughts, forest fires, renewal clean energy source, renewable supply of fresh clean water, cleansing of toxic water (like in the Gulf) etc.
In the last example, there are over 4,000 old platforms and many times more deep oil wells which can be converted cheaply to clean the toxic Gulf water. We can back flow the toxic water thru these wells back into the depleted oil reservoirs and new ones. We can apply various Bioremediation process. One of the main opposition to Bio-remediation has been the "unknown effect of wide application". If we channel the bioremediated water into the reservoirs we can monitor them and check on their quality and observed the long term effects.
Like I said there are eco-friendly geological solutions. We are just not thinking out of the box. We keep going for the "slash and kill" exploration and mining ways of the barbarians and not the elegant ways of "recycling and balancing" the Planet's health.
If the thousands and millions of coastal river mouths can be converted to fresh water recycling intake, there will never be a need for another oil well. We can have all the cheap clean electrical power we need. The oil industry workers can be converted to Clean Energy workers as new multiple usage deep wells (or a better term - multiple usage vertical conduits MUVC) will need the drilling technology & expertise of the old oil industry.
No control of the oil means the end of the War on Terror and the stranglehold of the Oil Mafia. A pipe dream? No if more people think out of the box.