Last night, at 12 a.m., Daylight Saving Time (DST) began when our clocks moved forward an hour. Whereas I would have seen the sunrise at 6:11 in New Jersey, instead, it’s at 7:11. Correspondingly, sunset switched from 6:02 on March…
Whereas many of us ask whether we should switch between daylight saving time and standard time, the question is not quite so simple.
Because of the benefits of perpetuating DST, we can eliminate the Standard Time switch and even leap to one universal time for everyone.
Deciding whether to spring forward to DST and fall back relates to a bigger debate about coordinating time throughout the United States.
With Daylight Saving Time (DST) having just begun, we might find that shifting sunlight from the morning to the evening has made us safer.
Cows don’t like the switch to daylight saving time. A California organic dairy farmer said he enjoys the extra hour of light that starts in March. But his cows don’t. Because they are accustomed to a 2:00 a.m. milking regimen,…
Last weekend, our daylight saving time dilemmas began again as we lost an hour of sleep but gained evening time to shop, exercise and go to athletic events.
While daylight saving time has costs that relate to auto safety, productivity and energy conservation, its benefits involve less crime and more exercise.
We should cancel daylight saving time because studies show that the opportunity cost of energy use has changed since Ben Franklin suggested “early to rise.”
Beyond less sleep, when we moved our clocks ahead last night, we created many unintended consequences. It all began during the 1880s when the railroads said that they should coordinate time. With railroad companies observing 52 different times and even…