In Clinton's first term, he explored a tech to combat tornadoes. The commitee that studied it quickly found that anything done to a vortex in our atmosphere just creates more.
Pure conjecture you say? Check the facts if you're skeptical.
Just imagine what it'd be like if Carter were to discover a method of re-creating mana in famine-laden areas. Although a very benevolent idea, altering the humidity over such large expanses of land would knock the eco-system so out of whack, it'd be snowing on the desert sands in less than a week.
This all stems from man's overthinking of science. We've sped past a hiccup in our perception of what we're supposed to do. This greed for power lies in the throw away nature of the free market system. Power can be attained in much easier, earth friendly ways. Let's utilize all we can to become more self-sufficent and greenify everything around us.