26 Disturbing Photos Show How US Cities Could Be Underwater in 80 Years

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Most neighborhoods in Charleston, South Carolina, could be underwater by 2100. That includes Fort Sumter, the site where the American Civil War began in 1861.

More than a decade ago, the Charleston City Paper predicted that the city could become “a half-drowned ghost town” by 2050. Under 12 feet of sea level rise, the paper reported, around 77% of the Charleston could be underwater.

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