Like the environmental issues today, extreme weather can be mended with participation from everyone.
Annoying, Doesn't Always Get the Facts, But has Potential
Almost every individual on the planet has access to a news source. These sources can range from local television broadcasts to newspapers to the word of mouth. Media has taken a part of our daily lives and is a solution to our weather problems. Around every corner, there is a story of survival and deaths due to floods, heat waves, raging storms, etc. People might question the morality in these coverage. "Why are they interfering with people who just lost their entire lives in that powerful storm? What are they trying to do -- make me feel bad? Why don't they just let it go?" A comment like this brings shame to the tables of media. However, its reputation of showcasing reality to the world strengthens. Even though we do not want to hear news of disasters, suffering, and loss, media can take advantage of this gut-busting emotion to give us a solid perspective of what's happening to the world around us. Everybody's a fixer-upper and utilising media can change the views of the individual.
A More Conventional Approach
Since extreme weather is directly linked to global warming, it should not be surprising that doing whatever it takes to control global warming will too ensure that intensified storms and weather conditions will not be frequent. Check out this video on simple tips for helping to reduce global warming:
A More Broad Approach
Several solutions that local and national governments can focus on include:
decrease dependence on fossil fuel
eliminating carbon footprint
In the U.S. there are some states that have implemented plans that address global warming. However, there are a handful of states that has weak or lacks preparedness. Check out this chart on the preparedness of each state: