GRID: Everyone seems to hate daylight saving time. Do we even need it, and why is it so hard to get rid of?

Everyone seems to hate daylight saving time. Do we even need it, and why is it so hard to get rid of?
Do we actually need daylight saving time anymore? Because, for the love of humanity, a whole lot of us would like to see it gone.

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9 thoughts on “GRID: Everyone seems to hate daylight saving time. Do we even need it, and why is it so hard to get rid of?

  1. I vote for staying on STANDARD time year-round.

    The youngsters like the long days during the summer, but in actuality, even in Standard time, it “stays light” far into the evening hours. And at least when we’re on Standard time, it’s not PITCH BLACK at 6:00 in the morning.

    But most of all, I HATE the actual switching. It plays havoc with feeding the dogs … and I assume, other pets.

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    1. Personally I appreciate Daylight saving. Today sunrise was at 6:01 AM and Sunset will be at 8:02 PM. In Aotearoa daylight saving runs from the last sunday in September through to the first sunday in April. It seems to be popular with most of the population apart from farmers, especially dairy farmers. Cows don’t take kindly to changes in milking time. Polls here indicate that the preference is to retain daylight saving in its current form, ahead of maintaining daylight saving time all year round. Now that would make for very dark mornings during in the middle of winter!

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      1. Tell me about those VERY DARK mornings! That’s what I’ve been experiencing for the past several weeks! In my part of the world, DST means there is NO SUN at 6:01 am. — it doesn’t show up until around 7:00 (I get up at 6:00).

        One BIG reason I wish “they” would stop switching back and forth is because our dogs (and maybe cats as well?) have a set time for feeding. This back-and-forth twice a year may not seem like much, but it usually takes a couple of weeks for them to adjust to a “new” feeding time. For example, our dogs are used to eating (on DST) at a little after six. Based on the “new” time that took effect today, they were ready to eat at 5:00 AM … so guess who had to get up an “hour earlier”? Yes, we’ll eventually adjust to a convenient time for BOTH of us, but in the meantime …

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  2. Just saw this in an article related to the time change and health issues:

    “The United States has tried permanent daylight saving time twice before and ended it early. The UK tried once before and ended it early. Russia tried it once, so did India and ended it early,” Klerman said. “I think we should learn from history.”

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    1. Hello Nan. Last year I looked into this subject. Surprisingly the majority of people want the switching to stop, by an overwhelming margins. But there is a real fight with big money behind it as the two sides fight to have their preferred time frame as the country wide one. They are really energized and adamant about which is the best one for the country. For me I preferred the early morning sunlight, so for me the best would be standard time as best I can figure it. But either way stopping switching is the best thing, we can adjust one and be done. Hugs

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  3. Hello All. I just googled which was best wondering what would come back. First thing was:

    Standard Time is better synchronized with the biological clock and people will go to sleep earlier relative to their work and school times… DST forces our biological clocks out of sync with the rising and setting of the sun (the sun clock).

    What would happen if daylight savings time was permanent?
    Making the time change permanent would make the chronic effects of any sleep loss more severe, not only “because we have to go to work an hour earlier for an additional 5 months every year but also because body clocks are usually later in winter than in summer with reference to the sun clock,” according to a statement ..

    What are the disadvantages of permanent daylight savings time?
    Con 1. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is bad for your health. Changing sleep patterns, even by one hour, goes against a person’s natural circadian rhythms and has negative consequences for health. …
    Con 2. DST drops productivity. …
    Con 3. DST is expensive.

    Hugs to those that want them, best wishes to the rest.

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