In Charleston, SC anyway. According to Professor David Blight:
if as a world community, as a species, we do not do something serious and soon to reduce greenhouse gases, and therefore stop global warming, then the commemoration of the Civil War in 2061 will likely not be held in Charleston to remember Fort Sumter, because that city may be under the sea. Perhaps, ironically, by 2061 we will have a new Lost Cause with which to contend: the long, failed effort to thwart the power and greed of climate change deniers."As a species"? Really? Who talks like that? No wonder most people just roll their eyes and laugh. Oh my. I suppose we could all retreat to the Rockies unless, of course, some other species becomes dominant by then and forbids our species from upsetting the delicate ecosystem. I suppose we could just all stock up on floaties and hope for the best.
And it looks like Blight's "new Lost Cause" (Really?) is alive and well, at least according to a recent international survey posted at YouGov.co.uk:
In Britain climate change has a share of concern of 10.8%, two points behind the global average and above only the USA (9.2%) and Saudi Arabia (5.7%). [Source.]So, would David Blight claim that 90.8% of Americans are powerful and greedy? And who is it that most academic Civil War bloggers accuse of politicizing the Civil War? Projecting? Wow. Of course, these wild, apocalyptic, Chicken Little-like environmental predictions have been made for a very long time. And none of them have come true. It all appears to be yet one more effort to promote more centralized government control.
But if you're really worried, maybe they'll have the Hunley back in service by 2061. LOL. You just can't make this stuff up.