Here is a fellow who sees a benefit in global warming. It will save America from conservatism.
According to his reasoning it is the more conservative parts of the USA that will bear the brunt of the effects of climate change. Florida, Texas, the Carolinas and so forth will be inundated " in the lifetime of my two cats" either drowning the conservatives who inhabit those regions drowning or forcing them to flee as refugees.
Likewise the Midwest, also a bastion of conservatism will become desertified, again depopulating the lands of conservatives. And the arid Southwest
already parched and stiflingly hot, the rise in energy costs and the soaring temperatures will put an end to right-wing retirement communities like Phoenix, Tucson and Palm Springs. Already the Salton Sea is fading away and putting Palm Springs on notice that the good times are coming to an end. Another right-wing haven soon to be gone.
The author is a compassionate fellow however.
The important thing is that we, on the higher ground both actually and figuratively, need to remember that, when they begin their historic migration from their doomed regions, we not give them the keys to the city. They certainly should be offered assistance in their time of need, but we need to keep a firm grip on our political systems, making sure that these guilty throngs who allowed the world to go to hell are gerrymandered into political impotence in their new homes.
There will be much work to be done to help the earth and its residents-human and non-human-survive this man-made catastrophe, and we can’t have these future refugee troglodytes, should their personal disasters still fail to make them recognize reality, mucking things up again.
It should be considered acceptable, in this stifling new world, to say, “Shut up. We told you this would happen.”
My prediction is that Galveston(1), inundated in 1900 and rebuilt, will be shipping oil long after the author's cats have gone to that great cattery in the sky. And that the author's prediction Armageddon for red state America is somewhat premature.
(1) The 1900 hurricane that flattened Galveston remains to this day the greatest natural disaster in the history of the United States killing an estimated 12,000 people. It is a testament to human endurance and will that the city was rebuilt and the lessons learned about storm surges from that disaster applied to save lives in subsequent storms.