Teacup in a Storm

It seems the New Gulf War is being fought so that we have the right to kill the planet through excess consumption. Environment Minister Michael Meacher is to deliver a particularly gloomy address on the state of the planet at Newcastle University. I’m thinking of using droughts/ floods as plot points in Soldiers, though they won’t be the main focus as in Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling, where everyone is reduced to scratching a living between the storms.