Both depressingly and optimistically, Chinese officials have recently started a war on pollution. While it's great to see China clean up the air, the level of PM 2.5 in the air needed to create such smog and public health crisis is distressing.
1. How would you, as a member of society in Beijing, feel about your family, knowing they were subject to terrible air levels? How would you try to change this, given a state controlled media and national focus on growth?
2. If masks are created that completely take away the danger of any PM 2.5, is it worth it to focus on manufacturing and growth and ignore the smog that sets in in Beijing?