Friday, November 11, 2022

Daylight Saving Time Debate by Josie Riviera

On Sunday, November 6, 2022, in the US and elsewhere around the world, we turn our clocks back an hour.

 This is called Daylight Saving Time, which is also referred to as "Fall Back," or "Winter Time." Please note the term is "Saving," not "Savings." I've often referred to the term wrong!

Expect sunrise and sunset to be about an hour earlier, and more light in the morning.

Did you know that over 70 countries use Daylight Saving Time?

Some of the main reasons include:

Conserving energy by using more natural light, rather than artificial light.

Decreasing road accidents during the heavier traffic hours.

However, dairy farms often protest that changing our clocks twice a year makes milking cows and getting the milk collected a challenge. Although our modern dairy farms often utilize robots for cow milking, farmers in developing countries are affected.

What are your thoughts on Daylight Saving Time? Is it time to "fall back"?  Please leave your comments below.

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  1. That’s a toss up. I do like it staying light a longer in in the summer but it messes up on sleep.

    1. I like it staying light longer in the summer, too!

  2. I do like it because it coincides with the darker parts of the days. During summer, we get longer days. During the colder months, we have shorter days. If we didn't change in the fall, children would be at the bus stops in the dark in the mornings.

    1. Yes, that is so true about the children waiting at the bus stops in the dark.