Skip to comments.Is it time to dump Daylight Saving Time?
Posted on 03/09/2013 1:23:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Daylight Saving Time starts at 2:00 AM tomorrow morning and there are increasing calls to end the practice. Part of the reason are the health effects, which are serious. And then there's the extra energy usage that we can't afford in this day and age.
From LA Times:
Once again, the oft-dreaded daylight saving time change is upon us. The day that the clocks "spring" forward also inevitably takes a spring out of our step.
Sure, the birds seem to chirp a little later, the sunlight shines a little less as we drag ourselves through the morning routine. But as study after study has shown, that seems to be about the only highlight in those first days after the change.
According to the Better Sleep Council, a nonprofit organization supported by mattress manufacturers, 61% of U.S. adults say daylight saving time affects their work the Monday after the changeover.
In a survey of 1,038 adults, the immediate effects of losing an hour of shuteye affected everything from people's moods to eating and driving habits.
About 29% of those surveyed said it takes a week to adjust to the change, with adults between 18 and 34 needing the most time to get with the new program. (But let's face it: those at the younger end of that range may struggle to get out of bed regardless.)
But don't just take the mattress industry's word for it. A number of studies over the last 13 years have highlighted the range of health consequences of people ill-prepared to start their morning routine just 60 minutes earlier.
According to a 2008 Swedish study, there's a 6% to 10% increase in heart attacks in the first three workdays after the start of daylight saving time.
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DST destroyed the drive in movie industry.
What a load of crap. During the summer months, every electric light in the Northern Hemisphere burns one less hour because of daylight savings time. This comes at a time when electric grids are already heavily burdened by air conditioners. If anything, we should be extending the use of daylight savings time.
During World War II, the British were using “double daylight savings time” and we could do it too. Sometime around May 23, we set the clocks forward an additional hour and set them back sometime around July 18.
DST wasn’t the cause ~ but never mind, we need to do it twice. An hour toward the end of winter, and another hour in early June ~ that way you’d get off in the heat of the afternoon.
DST is the perfect liberal program. Gives you something (extra daylight at end of day), for nothing (less daylight in the morning).
Just keep it Miller time!
VHS rentals and cable TV, followed by DVDs and Netflix, destroyed the drive-in movie industry.
Yes, we should dump DST.
Every year back and forth, pick a time and go with it. Let us stop the ever changing clock and pretending that we get more light. It is the same. The sun only shines so many hours a day no matter what. Moving the clocks does nothing.
Perhaps one factor of many. I find it difficult to believe that driveins would be a robust commercial entity these days in the absence of DST.
-—likewise—when I had cats it took them longer to get used it than me-—
This is one of those “Read It And Weep” stories and threads. Multiple examples of why we’re doomed so far and many, many more to come.
Of course, he offers absolutely nothing to back up this absurd assertion.
If you wake and rise by the clock, then you use an hour's less artificial light in the evening, and typically NOT an hour's more light in the morning.
And lights are the vast majority of home energy use.
It doesn't affect stoves, clothes dryers, etc. one way or the other.
You could argue that the savings are not worth the cost (extra accidents? don't know if that's true) but to argue that there are no savings is pure bunk.
Don’t you mean Daylight Stupid Time?
Inflation just eats up the savings anyway.
I would prefer 24-7 DST. If you live near a time-line it is hell. Dark in the “morning” is fine with me.
Each year there would be either one or two non-month days for festivals, celebration, and relaxation to make up the slack.
In my day, drive-ins were were knows as "passion pits".
Nowadays kids send each other pics of their "junk" on mobile phones, LOL.
How come it flourished from the 50’s to the 80’s?
You pick the wrong arrow.