March 13, 2017

As Daylight Saving Starts, Some Ask: Why Fall Back at All?

Jess Bidgood - The New York Times:

Changing the clocks brings grumbles around the country, and especially here, in the nation’s Easternmost region, where “falling back” in the wintertime means sunsets as early as 4 p.m. and sometimes earlier. But as the clocks once again were nudged ahead to daylight saving time in many parts of the nation over the weekend, foes of turning the clocks back in the first place saw a glimmer of hope in New England.

This has been my wish for years: we go onto daylight saving time and stay there. I’d rather have the extra hour of daylight in the afternoon.

After the dates for DST and EST were changed several years ago what was an almost even split between the two standards became lopsided. We’re on standard time only four months of the year now.

Make it simple. Move the country off standard time all at once.

#DTS #daylight #saving #time

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