Sunday, March 14, 2021

Daylight saving time is back this weekend, and so is the annual controversy about the practice

From JSOnline:
Doyle Rice


Love it or hate it, our annual ritual of early March – changing our clocks to daylight saving time – is coming at 2 a.m. Sunday. 

That means it's also time for another annual ritual: the debate over the pros and cons of springing forward (in March) or falling back (in November). While some people love the daylight at the end of the day as the weather warms, others bemoan the loss of an hour's sleep. 

One "time activist," Scott Yates of Denver, wants us to "end the barbarism of changing the clock twice a year." Yates, who promotes the hashtag #LocktheClock, said momentum for ending the time change is stronger now than ever before. 

"The vibe I’m picking up everywhere is that it’s time to get this done," he wrote on his website. "With all that’s going wrong in the world, let’s at least make the clocks work. That’s the general feeling I’m picking up all over the place."

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