I hope you all had a happy Halloween! Tomorrow Today (Nov. 1st) is also something to celebrate: All S Half-Price Chocolate Day! (For those who do Facebook, there's a Facebook page.)
About DST, I found this article at National Geographic interesting: "Time to Move On? The Case Against Daylight Saving Time". Air conditioning, and energy used during darker mornings, end up making DST waste energy. And that's not all...
Part of the story that is often ignored... is the energy required to get people from place to place—gasoline. In fact the petroleum and automobile industries have always been huge supporters of DST....
"When you give Americans more light at the end of the day, they really do want to get out of the house. And they go to ballparks, or to the mall and other places, but they don't walk there. Daylight saving reliably increases the amount of driving that Americans do, and gasoline consumption tracks up with daylight saving."
They also mentioned the golf and barbecue industry among others that have been huge supporters; and write about possible health effects of disturbing our circadian rhythms.
DST has been credited and blamed for all kinds of things, from rational to wacko: "Daylight saving has been ... blamed for ... browning out lawns unaccustomed to so much sunshine. As you can imagine, the Congressional Record on daylight saving constitutes the great comic novel of the 20th century."
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An apropos juxtaposition:
(similar to a tweet by Will Ferrell)
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