Monday, 9 March 2015

Against daylight savings

In the USA they're switching their clocks over for daylight savings, in the opposite direction to our southern states. John Oliver's Last Week Tonight took on the subject, wondering "How is this still a thing?"

It struck me as interesting that the mood expressed is against daylight savings, whereas here there's a push for Queensland, particularly the south east corner, to introduce it. The other thing is the idea expressed by some in the piece that it was introduced to help farmers, whereas here the farmers are blamed for opposing it ("It confuses the cows", is the thought southern urbanites attribute to farmers).

Just for note, the main reason we northerners tend to be less enthusiastic about daylight savings is that it's warm up here and we like a little more time for the evening to cool down and the sea breeze to blow in before bed time.

Isn't it time the southern states abandoned daylight savings?

1 comment :

  1. I'm surprised you didn't claim it fades the curtains.

    I'm all for daylight saving, I'd like to get home from work, take the dogs for a walk and grab a coldie whilst it's light.