In a February 12, 2016 interview with the Washington Post, Henry and Hanke discussed why they would like to abolish time zones in favor of using UTC time everywhere in the world.The Post asked them why they were strongly advocating one universal time zone.
The Gregorian Calendar was first established in 1582.
Over the centuries, it was gradually adopted as the civil calendar for most countries. We pay the same rent or mortgage every February and March, even though one month is three days longer than the other, and two days longer on leap years.
Retailers that make most of their profits during the traditional gift-buying season are at the mercy of a calendar, developed more than 400 years ago, that determines the number of days between Thanksgiving (which only falls on Thursday) and Christmas. The world is divided into time zones because we traditionally kept time by the sun’s position in the sky.
Today, time zones are set in reference to UTC, the Coordinated Universal Time, and expressed as plus or minus 1 to 12 hours from UTC.
The Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar was proposed as a more stable alternative to the calendar we currently follow, known as the Gregorian Calendar.