An Open Letter To Daylight Savings Time
Dear Daylight Savings Time
I get it, in 1916 when we were two years into World War 1 and Germany as well as Austria wanted to avoid using artificial light so that they would have more fuel available for the war effort this concept of daylight savings time was sound thinking. I actually commend those countries for using their resources more effectively than the rest of the world. However let's talk about 2020, Our world has been turned upside down mostly because of the pandemic and there are so many things on our plate that we really don't need one more. What is today's purpose for the time change? and if it's that important why are Arizona and Hawaii so okay with skipping these shenanigans? By the way Arizona and Hawaii are not alone there are several American territories including Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that also do not observe daylight savings time. As far as I can tell the only result of this dreaded exercise is that we either end up and hour early or late to everything we have scheduled on Sunday. My other favorite, not favorite byproduct of daylight savings time is that the clocks in my house end up an hour off for about 3 weeks until finally get around to changing them all. So tell me again why are we still doing this?
Since we are doing this, here is the official protocol from timeanddate.com
Nov 1, 2020 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 1, 2020 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.