[冯海宁在西安华商报11月21日的头条评论 不能让城市人都变成肺癌患者 最后一段我翻译成英文。 我很少在中国大报评论看到那么坦率的话。可能我看得报纸还不够，可是我原来想批评国家政策在那么重要的一个领域会被真理不部门过滤出去的。]
Secondly, we need to immediately determine and release information on just how bad city air pollution really is. That is, we have to start talking turkey on air pollution. Currently the most important index for judging air quality is the PM 2.5 standard but according to reports China will not adopt that standard until 2016. That is clearly too late. Officials at the Ministry of Environmental Protection admit that if China were to add the PM 2.5 index [to the particulate levels it currently monitors] that 70% of Chinese cities would not meet the air quality standard. But that is only a guess; what the people need are real air quality monitoring data.
Moreover, solving the smog problem can’t wait. We can’t even delay remediation until after 2016. We need to start remediation now. Smoggy weather data and related data need to become part of the “political accomplishments” by which officials are judged. We should even create a veto system [Note: in which failure to reach a certain goal is a bar to promotion not matter what other goals have been achieved.] Only in this way is there hope of reducing the harm that smog does. From relevant information we can see that smog is not only the leading cause of lung cancer, it also effects people’s moods and leads to disorders of the nervous system, circulatory system and other illnesses.