It’s time to spring forward. Daylight saving time is back

It’s time to spring forward. Daylight saving time is back

Efforts to kill off daylight saving time are almost as old as the time shift itself, and even today, some are trying to get it repealed.

But why's it so dark?

So, should we still schedule our lives around daylight saving time?

Ahead of this weekend's move to "spring ahead" the clocks, Florida lawmakers announced an effort to get rid of time changes altogether. It's probably with your missing auto keys, or Trudeau's re-election chances.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to Standard Time on the first Sunday in November.

Brunch is one hour closer.

A glimmer of light is on the horizon, though. Even so, aside from the initial disruption of sleep patterns, complaints about DST being useless or outdated tend to disappear within the first week of the time change.

But if one state makes the switch, it can be highly disruptive to travel, business and more for neighboring states.

"It makes sense to me that we move in unison on this matter", wrote Premier John Horgan. (Pause to consider how this concept might apply to the 13 municipalities of Dysfunction-By-The-Sea). Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Wednesday reintroduced a bill to make daylight saving time a year-round reality across the country, with no more biannual time changes.




Polling shows fewer people find daylight saving time useful.

Most Americans don't even remember when Congress passed the so-called Uniform Time Act in 1966 to bring some order to the system - and not every state or territory ever adopted it. Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are among the places that reject it.

The U.S. Department of Transportation also claims that there is less crime during daylight saving time.

The idea that daylight saving time was created to help farmers get their harvests in is so ingrained into the national consciousness, it's hard to believe it's not true. Everybody scoffed at Willett until 1916, when they changed their minds, which would have been wonderfully satisfying for him had he not died (or fallen back) in 1915. The magazine reported that Iowa, at one point, had 23 different sets of start and end dates for Daylight Saving Time throughout the state.

"So hopefully people will take the time when we have a clock change to say, 'OK, if this little shift has me a bit off kilter, how much better could I feel if I regularly try to promote optimal sleep for myself?'"

That doesn't mean Canadians like being rousted at bayonet-point, though.

While the benefits of Daylight Saving Time are questionable, the negative impacts have begun to receive more attention in recent years. Energy savings are negligible or non-existent.

The implementation of Daylight Saving Time is another complicated topic.

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