Extending daylight could boost health, help planet

I have always hated when Daylight Savings Time ended, marking the beginning of cold weather and worse the beginning of the 5:00 shadow of gloom. Like a lot of people I need sun to maintain some level of sanity pure and simple. But year after year we must endure the end of October, beginning of November melancholy because we have no say in it.
I stumbled across this article which appears to be in agreement with me but on a scientific level. Maybe the time has come to end turning back the clocks come the season of Halloween (Isn't it ironic that earlier darkness befalls around Halloween?), allowing us one more full hour of precious light. thinkingblue
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For 2010, the ‘Daylight Saving Time’ (DST) for Americans and Canadians is set to end on November 7. DST is the practice of going fast forward in time. Do not get flummoxed, clocks in US and Canada are advanced temporarily so that afternoons get a larger share of daylight and the mornings get way less. DST is an energy conservation exercise where usually, clocks are advanced by about an hour at the onset of spring and are then adjusted backward when fall approaches.
http://thebrilliantstories.com/daylight-saving-time-ends-for-2010/453092/
(You can fall back to regular time, labeled as "Standard Time" on November 7, 2010)

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