The US needs to retire daylight savings and just have two time zonesâ€”one hour apart
J Thoendell stashed this in Misc
It would seem to be more efficient to do away with the practice altogether. The actual energy savingsÂ are minimal, if they exist at all. Frequent and uncoordinated time changes cause confusion, undermining economic efficiency. Thereâ€™s evidence that regularly changing sleep cycles, associated with daylight saving,Â lowers productivityÂ andÂ increases heart attacks. Being out of sync with European time changes was projected to cost the airline industryÂ $147 million a yearÂ in travel disruptions. But I propose we not only end Daylight Saving, but also take it one step further.