“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” — Mark Twain, American humorist
If we could heed Mr. Twain’s complaint, would we be any better off? If we could control the weather, would this be a better world?
Current technology and our understanding of meteorology haven’t let us control this phase of our lives with any meaningful certainty. We’re no better off today in trying to tinker with the weather than we were back in Ben Franklin’s day. But, in a way, maybe that’s a good thing.
Our meteorologists might have a better handle on when storms are coming or when the temperatures might dip below freezing. But as far as actually controlling the atmospheric conditions, we pretty much still are back to Square One.