Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 1, 2020, 20:30:
Idk, man, complaints about the time change seem to me to be really just complaints about winter in the northern hemisphere. The problem isn't the time change or lack there of; the problem is that there are only 9 hours of daylight on the winter solstice. Stay on daylight savings time year round and we have to wake up and go to work in the dark for most of the winter; just stay on standard year round and those long summer evenings get an hour shorter. Daylight savings is an imperfect system to synchronize the seasonally changing number of daylight hours with when humans are awake and going about their day. Abolish it if you want, but you're still stuck with a paltry 9 hours of daylight in December.
*hour figures are approximations for NYC; actual numbers vary for your latitude obviously.
I'd rather wake up when it's "dawn" rather than it be dark at 4:30pm!
I can take more advantage of the daylight when I have free time after work rather than hella early in the morning when I just wake up.
The root cause is that US' timezones are too wide.
For example today sunset in Louisville, KY is at 5:42 PM, but at 4:36 PM in Boston. Both cities are are on opposite sides of Eastern timezone. That's over an hour shift in the day cycle! So people that live on the eastern edge of any given timezone have earlier sunsets, while people that live on the western edge of the same timezone have darker mornings.
We all should just switch to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatch_Internet_Time