Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ben Steverman, Boston Globe: If you hate daylight saving time and the confusion and sleep deprivation it brings, you now have solid data on your side. A wave of new research is bolstering arguments against changing clocks twice a year. The case for daylight saving time has been shaky for a while. The biannual time change was originally implemented to save energy. Yet dozens of studies around the world have found that changing the clocks has either minuscule or nonexistent effects on energy use. When Indiana finally implemented daylight saving in 2006, residents actually used more electricity. Daylight saving time isn't just a benign relic of the 1970s energy crisis. The latest research suggests the time change can be harmful to our health and cost us money. The effects are most disruptive in the spring and fall, right after time changes. Clocks in the US will spring forward this year on Sunday.

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I heard that Daylight Savings Time causes Global Warming.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-03-12 12:26 PM | Reply

#1, and chemtrails.

Not to worry though, there will be soon be a new medication on the market to help with DST Disorder.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-03-12 02:25 PM | Reply

I like daylight savings time. It should just stay like this. I prefer it remain light later into the night.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-12 02:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I wish the US would just pick one side of the DST-flip and stick with it.

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-03-12 02:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I agree 110% with Clown.

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-03-12 03:57 PM | Reply

Yep. Whole thing is stupid. Let's just end it.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-12 03:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I like DST. We should stick with it all year.

#7 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2017-03-12 08:01 PM | Reply

We should stick with it all year.

I don't care for waiting until 10:00 for daylight in the winter.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-03-12 08:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Then just get up at whatever time your favorite sun elevation is.

#9 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2017-03-12 08:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well, there's this drive to work thing...

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-03-12 10:35 PM | Reply

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"Well, there's this drive to work thing..."

I'd rather drive to work with a fresh mind in the morning dark than a dead tired one in the evening.

#11 | Posted by dibblda at 2017-03-13 12:08 AM | Reply

I don't care for waiting until 10:00 for daylight in the winter.

Move further south.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-13 12:13 AM | Reply

DST is freakin stupid

#13 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-03-13 12:45 AM | Reply

What about moving the clock ahead one hour in the spring then two hours in the summer then one hour back in the fall and two hours back in the winter? Problem solved.

#14 | Posted by squinch at 2017-03-13 05:06 AM | Reply

DST is freakin stupid

#13 | POSTED BY PUNCHYPOSSUM

The 1% like it. It's good for businesses. Therefore you are overruled.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-13 12:53 PM | Reply

We should change clocks every month so that we have daylight until at least 8pm in Miami.

#16 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-03-13 04:53 PM | Reply

We should change clocks every month so that we have daylight until at least 8pm in Miami.

#17 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-03-13 05:00 PM | Reply

Clocks should be integrated with GPS data so that the time is adjusted automatically using latitude and longitude and solar calendar. That way the sun would always be highest at 12:00 Noon no matter where you were or time of year. Personalized time zones.

#18 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-03-13 05:40 PM | Reply

Clocks should be integrated with GPS data so that the time is adjusted automatically using latitude and longitude and solar calendar. That way the sun would always be highest at 12:00 Noon no matter where you were or time of year. Personalized time zones.

Posted by visitor_ at 2017-03-13 05:40 PM | Reply

Commerce would be adversely affected by that.

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Why Do We Have Time Zones?

The expansion of transport and communication during the 19th century created a need for a unified time-keeping system, and time zones were introduced.
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Time zones have a long history.

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Before clocks were invented, people kept time using different instruments to observe the Sun's meridian passing at noon. The earliest time measuring devices we know of are sundials and water clocks.
Chronometers Changed the Game

The pendulum clock was developed during the 17th century. However, these clocks were not sufficiently accurate to be used at sea to determine longitude and for scientific time measurement in the 18th century.

In 1764, the chronometer was invented. Chronometers measured time accurately in spite of motion or varying conditions, and became popular instruments among many merchant mariners during the 19th century.

#19 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-13 05:43 PM | Reply

Bush's/Trump's fault. Or was the Ben Franklin? Actually think it was the nazis!!

#20 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2017-03-13 06:29 PM | Reply

Actually the sponsorship of DST was from the beef industry. An extra hour in the evening means more people barbecue. I like DST, it gives me more time to mow my lawn after work. As far as farmers, it doesn't mater, they are ruled by the sun and weather.

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-03-14 09:53 AM | Reply

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