As the case progresses this year, Sam Miller thinks we should double the daylight saving time to complain instead.
Instead of pushing the clock forward an hour, as we should do on Sunday, he pushes for two. And not just once.
“I think we have to take two hours every day to get through this epidemic,” said the Olympia comedian. “Throughout this year, I wish every day was shorter. Let’s do it. “
Of course, it will not work that way.
On March 14, we will “get ahead”, set our clocks an hour earlier at 2 am, lose an hour from the clock, get an hour of evening light.
But why do we keep doing it?
Everyone seems to hate it, or at least complain about it. Ում In Washington state lawmakers voted two years ago to reverse the reversal of the clock twice a year with overwhelming popular support. The governor signed the legislation, և U.S. representatives promised to approve it.
It was part of the #ditchtheswitch support wave, which enveloped the people with at least 350 bills and resolutions introduced in almost every state since 2015, according to the National Assembly of State Legislatures.
Over the past four years, 15 states, including Washington, D.C., Idaho and Oregon, have passed laws or regulations that make standard daylight saving time their standard. California voters also endorsed the idea, with British Columbia saying it would lag behind the rest of the West Bank.
Under current federal law, states can decide to switch to either standard standard time or daylight saving time, but without federal action they can not make permanent savings.
But as for COVID-19 and other issues, for the past four years, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s annual so-called Ar protection bill, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Patti Murray, seemed a bit more small priority.
State Representative Marcus Richelli, the sponsor of Washington’s successful 2019 legislation, said the effort continues this year to explore several new ways.
“It is frustrating to stand at the federal level, because if everyone agrees on something, stop this useless ancient practice,” he said.
Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Will be chairing the Senate Trade, Science and Transport Committee, and is going to ask Rachel to listen to Rubio’s bill live.
If that fails, he could even turn to new Transport Secretary Pete Butigig, who could “change it all with a pen,” Richelieu said.
David S. Preraun: “ize enlighten yesterday. The author of the novel The Curious “Controversial History of the Day” says that the practice of switching to a standard “saving time” has always been controversial.
Advocates say daylight saves lives, reduces crime, serves as a health incentive to evacuate, relocate, and recreate after work. However, opponents, including depression scientists, say that it is our morning, not the evening, that sets our natural circadian rhythms.
Prerau said that the first post of the idea goes back to Benjamin Franklin, a night owl who woke up one day earlier than usual in 1784 and noticed that it was completely weak outside. He realized that he could save on candles if he wanted to move the clock forward and do what he wrote in the light of day.
In 1895, a New Zealander suggested moving the clock two hours earlier to make bigger mistakes in the evening. In 1905, William Willett launched a campaign, sometimes supported by Winston Churchill, to advance the clocks in four 20-minute increments by 80 minutes during April, and in the same way to reverse them in September.
In 1916, two years after World War I, the German government began to come up with brainstorming ideas for energy conservation, Prerou said, using the idea advocated by the TV channel.
“They remembered Villette’s idea of moving forward during working hours to have more daylight,” he said. “While the British were talking about it year after year, the Germans decided to do it.”
He said that using daylight for lighting plants that day really saved energy and fuel costs.
Britain և the United States soon followed suit. In 1918, Congress passed its first day of summer law, passing the Standard Time Act, which defined the nation’s time zones.
“It’s always unpleasant to lose an hour of sleep,” said Preru, who supports the current model.
Light evening time “has benefits և very good in spring, summer և autumn, and in winter – so good”.
In response to the energy crisis of the 1970s, the United States temporarily adopted permanent summer time. But people did not like the cold and dark season, it turned out that the idea was not so popular that a year later Congress repealed it.
According to him, the negative effect of changing the clock twice a year lasts for several days, “but having a dark morning lasts for 120 days.”
Richelli said people want change. This event received more support in Washington than any bill he has ever worked on.
If he could, he would tell Congress. “Look, people think Congress and the government are a broken clock at the federal level. Show them that we can gather people, start trains on time, do something that will support the will of the people. ”
“COVID was a dark time,” he said. “We all need a little extra light.”
Miller, the Olympic comedian, is in favor of anything that minimizes disorientation.
“It simply came to our notice then. “I do not understand how we get an hour of light, but we lose an hour of time. I am already confused with ordinary days,” he said. “I do not need such stress.”