So it seems that 84% of Europeans want Europe to stop changing the clock twice a year. This online consultation, which ran from 4 July to 16 August 2018, received 4.6 million responses from all 28 Member States, the highest number of responses ever received in any Commission public consultation. According to the preliminary results 84% of respondents are in favour of putting an end to the bi-annual clock change.
Up to now clocks go forward by an hour on the last Sunday in March and switch back to winter time on the last Sunday in October. This could all change.
By the way here are the percentages of people who responded in each country
Participation rate in each Member State (in percentage of the national population):
Czech Republic 0,59%
United Kingdom 0,02%
You can read the full press release here athttp://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-5302_en.htm
But how did changing the clocks come about in the first place? Well this video will explain.
So the thing is that if we stayed on summer time it would mean that in the winter we would have darker mornings but brighter evenings. According to www.timeanddate.com in on December 22nd (the shortest day of the year 2018) sunrise is at 8.36am and sunset is at 4.17pm now if the hour doesn’t go back it would mean that sunrise will be at 9.36am and and sunset at 5.17pm. The mornings will be darker and the evenings will be brighter.
All we can do is wait and see what the outcome is going to be but we still have to remember there are still only 24 hours in the day what ever the EU decides.
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