Ike, Ocean Thermal Energy Coversion, using a heat pipe design would convert 14 TW of surface heat to power, what we currently get from fossil fuels, while moving about 280 more TWh to the abyss due to the low thermodynamic efficiency of the process. This is close to the 330 Twh NOAA says the oceans have been accumulating annually due to cliimate change. This shortcircutis the movement of tropical heat towards the poles and the thermal coefficient of sea water at a depth of 1000 meters where the surface heat would be relocated is half what it is at the tropical surface.
The trade winds are only increasing the thickenss of the termocline by 50 mters in the Eastern Pacific.
When they shift this heat will slosh back to the surface as it may even be doing currently. Heat moved below the thermocline however diffuses back to the surface at a rate of 4 meters/yr according to the presentation of Norm Rogers to the 2012 AGU so heat moved to 1000 meters would take 250 years regardless of which way the wind blows. Plus OTEC would constantly moving heat to these depths while producing as much energy as we currently get from fossil fuels, thus the atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas would gradually declone.
In short I am not suggesting geo-engineering. I am suggesting energy production that address both the cause and worst consequences of climate change.