Daylight Saving Time is largely a fraud, forced upon us by politicians, and (quite likely) certain deep-pocketed and powerful interests with a stake in maintaining and expanding it. Evidently I'm not the only one who thinks so, so sue me.
Meteorologists in general don't like DST for the simple reason that data comes in an hour later (weather data runs on UCT, a.k.a. GMT, Z or "Zulu" time). New weather data that might allow me to tweak the forecast for the noon show, or Bob to make a late update at 11:00 will no longer be available to us. But that's really just a minor beef.
I really don't have anything against DST itself, other than it doesn't do what we've been told it would. I'm fine with the later evening hours during the warm weather months, although on my early schedule it makes it a bit tougher to go to sleep on time when it's light outside. The problem is it's been expanded beyond all sense of reason (a little history here).
The rationale with expanding DST has always been that it would save energy. But how? Sure, it's light later in the evening, but it's also dark later in the morning, and we turn on the lights when getting ready for work or school, too. You like driving to work or making your kids wait for a school bus in the dark? We're always being told in the TV business that people are getting up earlier and earlier (to rationalize starting morning newscasts at absurd hours - some stations now as early as 4 AM!). So who is right? It can't be both, so someone is handing us a line.
In Japan they don't observe daylight time at all. I must admit it's a bit disconcerting to see the sky getting light at 4:30 in the morning in midsummer, but the Japanese seem to like experiencing the relative cool of the post-sunset evenings during their hot, muggy season. The European Union uses "Summer Time" from late March to late October, which seems far more reasonable than what we have here across the Atlantic. (Canada operates on the U.S. schedule, but provinces maintain their own rules, confusing citizens even further.)
Personally, I wouldn't go so far as to drop it altogether. During the years of 1966 through 1985, DST started in late April and ended in late October. That amounted to 6 months of DST, which seems reasonable. President Reagan expanded DST in 1986 to start in early April. But early March?? Since 2007 it has been 8 months of DST, thanks to the 2005 Energy Policy Act signed by George W. Bush. The Congress of that era is every bit as culpable for perpetuating the myth that we are saving energy, and including the DST measure in the law.
Unfortunately, it looks like an 8-month DST may be here to stay. I remember in 1973-74 when President Nixon, in an alleged response to the Arab oil embargo and crisis, directed DST to start in the winter. That proved so unpopular that it was scrapped by the following fall. Some may remember "War Time" in World War II, which was DST from basically early February through September. Of course, extreme measures were not unusual (and sometimes justifiable) during the duration of that war.
At some point the electorate may tire of our current system once people realize that it doesn't save energy, has no positive effect on the economy, and isn't worth the trouble to keep it going eight months out of the year for the benefit of recreational golfers. I sense a certain weariness among the public with the current system that may eventually lead to changes, but I don't expect it in my lifetime.