It doesn't get anymore real then this. Either companies find a way to deal with their pollution or someone does it for them because they've lost control themselves. The cost of these people being unable to work plus the companies profit losses... is it really worth it?
The Beijing government put in place emergency measures on Wednesday to try to combat thick smog that has encased the city, which the Communist Party has hailed as a showcase capital, in brown and gray soot. The measures include temporarily shutting down more than 100 factories and ordering one-third of government vehicles off the streets, according to official news reports.
The effort came on the second straight day of air that was rated