Sunday, November 2, 2008

Daylight Saving Time (DST)

This little digression from my usual content won't take long.

There's something wrong with DST, other than the fact that most of the world does not utilize it, so why do we? It's backwards.

If we're going to use it, then use it in the Winter; that's when we need it. Depending upon your location's latitude, it can get dark as early as 4:30 PM in the dead of Winter. We don't need it in the Summer. There really is no need to have it stay light until 10 PM.

Supposedly it saves energy. I don't see how: perhaps we use less electricity for lighting, but we use more gasoline in many cases.