I don't know about you, but sometimes I find it difficult to remain positive in the midst of hot temperatures, hot blooded people, and an endless supply of scorching news.
But rather than getting mixed up in the heat, why not use it to your advantage?
Use the current setting, including its temperature, in your current novel.
And that hot blooded person, who bugs you to high heaven or lower earth? Write them up in your next short story. Sure, change a few things like hair and eye color, but use your thoughts and feelings to really get the word out. Negative news, or any news for that matter, can be used in whatever you write, from a journalism piece to your next teen novel.
Ask yourself, "What do people care about?" and you'll get a good idea of what to write next.
"What do I care about?" is also a terrific question, because what you truly care about, whether that truth be places or people, can't help but be reflected in the book or short story you write.