This morning I read the article below spouting a load of baloney regarding the perceived shifting of time i.e. permanently keeping our clocks an hour ahead of GMT and for doing good for the environment and with the added carrot of giving us an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day.
Who do they think they are kidding?
Despite all of man’s (manufacturers, and other greedy employers) best endeavours, the Earth still spins at the same rate. Daylight and darkness still happen as and when the part of the planet you live on is exposed to the sun. And yet, like sheep, the western world’s population somehow think that by altering mechanical and electrical devices like clocks, we are somehow better off. Balderdash!
Ask the many dairy farmers how they feel about the subject. No amount of clock alteration will change the fact that the cows come in to be milked at exactly the same time on a daily basis whether its dark or no.
And as for the ludicrous statement in the article below by Alan Smart, energy operations manager of the National Grid – well if you believe him you need your bumps felt!
Mr Smart, no amount of clock changing will make an iota of difference to the electricity consumption. When it gets dark, no matter what time your readjusted watch tells you it is, you will turn on your lights and you will turn on your electrical appliances and heaters…
“Not putting the clocks back in winter could reduce energy use and carbon emissions, as well as cutting road accidents and boosting tourism, British MPs were told.
According to researchers from the University of Cambridge, providing an extra hour of light in the peak evening period reduces electricity use.
If the clocks were not changed back to GMT in October, a least half a million tonnes of carbon emissions could be saved, they said.
Alan Smart, energy operations manager of National Grid, told the Energy and Climate Change select committee that comparing a weekday evening just before and just after the clocks went back showed lower peak electricity demand while the evenings were lighter.
In the autumn and spring, keeping British Summer Time could reduce peak electricity demand by the equivalent of the hourly output (1 gigawatt hour) of a large power station that would be providing power to around 100,000 homes, he suggested.”
Jack Eason – author of “Onet’s Tale” a science fiction novel, published by IFWG Publishing
a long debated topic in East Coast Australia… personally, I would rather 'daylight saving' be scrapped.