WE LOATHE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!!!

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We Loathe Daylight Savings Time!!!

Vrihat Samrat Yantra, the worlds largest sundial at Jaipur Observatory. Completed in the year 1734, it still stands today through the efforts of restoration and reconstruction accurate to two seconds. 

Vrihat Samrat Yantra, the worlds largest sundial at Jaipur Observatory. Completed in the year 1734, it still stands today through the efforts of restoration and reconstruction accurate to two seconds. 

'Daylight savings time' is a core disdain to many many people around the world; people have tried to abolish it for decades. It's an unnatural act by a few humans to manipulate natural time. It was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 as a joke in a satirical article he wrote about this "crazy" idea to save energy and money.  It was actually implemented during WWI, was widely unpopular, and was dissolved. Then it was reinstated once more during WWII. At first, not all states participated. Since then, congress has continued to hack about at our natural rythms though the Uniform Time Act (1966), the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Conservation Act (1973), amendments in 1986, 2005, and as recent as 2007 to what we are bound to practice now. 

Another view of Vrihat Samrat Yantra at the Jaipur Observatory

Another view of Vrihat Samrat Yantra at the Jaipur Observatory

The timeline just shows us how crazy this is.... people in power just nonchalantly manipulating a nations circadian rhythm and natural sleep cycles for some unknown and very unhealthy reason. The fact they the powers that be can just toy with us like this is ridiculous and incredibly frustrating!!! 

The California Energy Commission reported that only an estimated 0.18% of energy is actually saved!

 Till Roenneberg, a chronobiologist for National Geographic wrote "Light doesn't do the same things to the body in the morning and the evening. More light in the morning would advance the body clock, and that would be good. But more light in the evening would even further delay the body clock."

In terms of agriculture it is quite a detriment to farmers who lose an hour to harvest in the morning when most of the work gets done to deliver to markets.

There are more accidents and heart attacks the day after Daylight Saving Time then any other time of the year, besides a myriad of other health problems that occur trying to change our body clock.

There is an astronomical amount of money spent each year in a multitude of industries to adjust automated systems, including the Airline Industry that has to make global flight adjustments costing upwards of $150 million. The list of detriments goes on and on.  Several countries do not participate in Daylight Savings Time

Astronomical Clock and Armillary Sphere c. 1600

Astronomical Clock and Armillary Sphere c. 1600

 like China, Japan, places along the Equator, and States like Arizona and Hawaii have opted out. No one knows the real reason why this is implemented, and we may never know, as we are usually kept in the dark with massive implemented systems but the more awareness that can be spread about this, the closer we will get to the truth and abolishing this practice.

Here are a few websites and petitions that exist for more insights.

Petition 2 Congress Petition

MoveOn Petition

Hufington Post Petition