What They Don’t Have Is an Escape

Today in Shanghai less than 20 percent of aircraft fly on time due to smog. China is changing the requirements for Pilots to incorporate “smog training and low visibility landings” and the list of methods to limit the financial ramifications of their actions go on and on.

But what can be done to address a problem 30 years in the making? What can be done to put pressure on a country that boasts the second largest gross domestic product per capita in the world? Simple; perhaps a little pressure from us-the consumers may help. How, easy “buy American.” Fiscally speaking, it will not be cheaper for consumers. Changes of this scale come with a price.  I don’t know about you, but I’m good with paying 75 cents more for a plastic bowl so the food in it doesn’t glow in the dark.

By Aaron Styles

A provocateur, and writer for more than 25 years, Aaron has simplified and humanized the complicated areas of politics, the environment and human interest issues. Skeptical by nature and anonymous by requirement, Aaron enjoys nothing more than getting the conversation started.