"How Is the Air Today?" Is a Common Question in Beijing
China's environment: Collapse or catalyst?
Friends who have recently moved to China and long term expatriates confessed to me their concern about the water they were drinking and even potential contamination of the soil in which crops were raised. What brought the point home was the way people talk about pollution. "How is the air today?" is as common as asking if its going to rain in Barcelona. There is even an app for it!