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2019-06-04. Sea Level Rise May Reactivate Growth of Some Reef Islands.

posted Jun 8, 2019, 11:45 PM by Alan D. GOULD
 By Sarah Stanley, Eos/AGU. [https://eos.org/research-spotlights/sea-level-rise-may-reactivate-growth-of-some-reef-islands] For GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: Reconstruction of reef island formation in the Maldives suggests the possibility that not all islands will shrink as climate change progresses. ...Rising seas pose serious threats for low-lying coral reef island nations. Widespread assumptions hold that encroaching waters will affect all reef islands in the same way, with many disappearing beneath the waves. However, emerging evidence, including new research by East et al., suggests that reef islands form differently in different settings, and some might actually grow as waters rise....