Once again it’s that time when we have to adjust dozens of clocks in the devices in our homes, in the pointless exercise in government stupidity known as Daylight Saving Time. A few things to remember:
- Farmers don’t like it, and a number of recent studies suggest that it wastes energy.
Even those who believe it saves some energy, like California’s energy utilities, generally conclude that having DST all year would save more energy than changing the clocks twice a year.
The sleep deprivation caused by the time zone change leads to increased road accidents; getting rid of the switchover and having year-round DST would save lives.
So, heart attacks, car crashes, workplace injuries, and at best we save less energy than we could. Every time we go through this madness I get one step closer to setting all my clocks to UTC.