Why some beaches, including in Queensland, are getting bigger despite rising sea levels

2 May 2022
Flinders Beach
Flinders Beach has been growing since the 1950s.

In a warmer world, rising sea levels could render many coastlines, beaches, and reef islands uninhabitable, or destroy them altogether. The 1.09℃ Earth has warmed since pre-industrial times has already heightened seas by 20 centimetres.

But curiously, research shows some coastlines and even low-lying coral reef islands are actually growing rather than eroding in the face of rising sea levels. This is happening on some beaches in Queensland and New South Wales, along with coastlines in Asia and Africa.

Read the full story via The Conversation