Read here. Map source here. Much has been made of the demise of islands within Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The prediction by global warming alarmist scientists was that rising sea levels would overwhelm the islands, putting them beneath the waves forever. Like most alarmist predictions by the so-called climate scientists of the IPCC, they were wrong. This newest research revealed islands that actually increased in size, doing opposite of the predictions.
"Working on Raine Island at the northwest end of a planar reef on the outer edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef -- which is one of the world's most important nesting sites for marine turtles -- Dawson and Smithers employed three historic survey maps and five topographic survey datasets of earlier researchers, supplementing them with digital elevation data collected in 1998, 2006 and 2007, to reconstruct a 40-year (1967-2007) shoreline history of the island.....The two Australian researchers report that their "detailed quantitative surveys and analyses demonstrate that Raine Island increased in area (~6%) and volume (~4%) between 1967 and 2007," and that "in the 40 years between 1967 and 2007 Raine Island underwent a net accretion of 68,400 ± 6,700 m3."