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US scheme used by Australian farmers reveals the dangers of trading soil carbon to tackle climate change

By Aaron Simmons, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of New England
Annette Cowie, Adjunct Professor, University of New England
Brian Wilson, Associate Professor, University of New England
Mark Farrell, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
Matthew Tom Harrison, Associate Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Tasmania
Peter Grace, Professor of Global Change, Queensland University of Technology
Richard Eckard, Professor & Director, Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre, The University of Melbourne
Vanessa Wong, Associate Professor, Monash University
Warwick Badgery, Research Leader Pastures an Rangelands, The University of Melbourne
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If problems in such schemes are not addressed, the credibility of soil carbon trading will be undermined. Ultimately the climate - and the planet - will be the loser.

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