Because, hey -- it's worth a shot, the Chinese government-run media recently released an article citing five "surprising benefits" of the smog covering its largest cities. Mmmm, air so good you can taste it.
Drumroll sad trombone please:
1. It unifies the Chinese people.
2. It makes China more equal.
3. It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China's economic development.
4. It makes people funnier.
5. It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology)
LOL, your cough makes you funnier. But seriously, anybody who's ever lived in a smoggy city knows there's really only one real benefit of air pollution: the sunsets. I live in Los Angeles and a lot of times the sky is like, LASER RED before the sun goes down. So red sometimes I wonder if it's actually on fire, and it might be.
Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who's so evil if he wishes his superpower was to breathe smog.