Why is 2015 the International Year of Soils?

2015 is going to be the International Year of Soils, but only a few people know the reasons behind this United Nations resolution. In the Video “Why is 2015 the International Year of Soils?” Dr Barry Rawlins from the British Geological Survey explains several reasons why soils are important to us all and introduces 2015 the International Year of Soils.