[tz] DST in the news

Lester Caine lester at lsces.uk
Sat Aug 29 08:17:44 UTC 2020

On 29/08/2020 00:21, Paul Gilmartin via tz wrote:
> The harmful effects arise from the twice-yearly adjustment,
> not the absolute setting.

The problem with all of this as Paul has noted is that sunrise changes 
continually throughout the year and from location to location, so the 
action of moving the only fixed element - time - is somewhat academic 
anyway? Our bodies respond to the light not the alarm clock :) NOT 
having to be in an office at 9AM during the present upheaval means that 
the forthcoming change will make little difference to many people and in 
reality it is just a matter of is there really any point in moving the 
clock at all? Over here school starting times are being staggered by 
year groups so spreading them over 'problem' times anyway ... in future 
just add a factor into that for 'sunrise'? Schools can be flexible based 
on there own sunlight conditions if they really think it is necessary?

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