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Letter: No good reason to continue daylight saving time
First Published Mar 11 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 11 2014 01:01 am

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful, bright, fresh-air mornings last week, because this week we are pushed back into the dark again. Mother nature gradually and naturally lengthens our days so it’s not necessary to arbitrarily change it just because of old reasons from bygone days.

Studies show that an hour of light in the morning is better for you than the hour of light at the end of the day. Energy savings was one reason for daylight saving time, but now it can be easily argued that the opposite is true, we spend more energy with daylight saving.

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The only reasons for daylight saving seem to be to interrupt our natural human circadian rhythms, to spend more money, eat more, (like we really need that) and to use more energy. Plus, the air is so much cleaner in the mornings.

Let’s stop it now!

Wade Karren

Salt Lake City

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