Reasons Why Daylight Savings Time Should Be Abandoned


19 Nov

Daylight savings time is a practice from the 20th century that involves the extension of daylight during summer months. This is possible as clocks are adjusted forward by one hour when people in the tropics near the start of spring and they are adjusted back when autumn begins. The idea was birthed by George Vernon Hudson and has been adopted for many years in many parts of Europe and America. The idea that necessitated daily savings time was energy-saving in terms of electric energy by reducing the need to use evening incandescent lighting. This practice however has proven to be more disadvantageous than what it ought to be and is considered a left-over of the 20th century and is no longer needed people in this age.

Statistics show how much daylight savings time has become detrimental to the economy. By adopting daily savings time the overall residential electricity usage has risen from 0.6% to 4% in various parts of the world. Daily savings time also increases significantly the conception of motor fuel. This high consumption of motor fuel increases carbon dioxide production and its level in the atmosphere destroys the ozone layer resulting in significant changes in climate whether all around the world. One of the biggest causes of increasing energy prices in the world is daily savings time as it is responsible for $434 million on bills paid by citizens of the United States of America. For ore details on daylight saving time, check out End Daylight Saving Time or visit enddaylightsavingtime.org.

Daily savings time is also health hazard in many ways. Many heart attacks have had a result from daily savings time increasing the rates by 5% in the first week after the spring transition period. Disrupted sleep also causes a lot of depression and suicide underrates rise in a matter of weeks during the daily savings time shift. Disruptions in sleep due to transitions into and out of daily savings time causes the restlessness and the decreased quality of sleep which contributes to employee fatigue and this can result in various mental stresses that reduce the productivity of employees.

In conclusion, 68% of the countries in the world no longer use daily savings time and it is also reported that 20% of the population uses daily savings time which is an average figure of around 1 in 5 humans. Over the years, 14 countries are noticed the disadvantages of daily savings time and have stopped using it during the spring and autumn because of its many health and economic disadvantages. Truly, daily savings time is inconvenient and it complicates our lives in the petition to eradicate daily savings time completely should go through and allow people to naturally flow through the weather seasons without having a lot of adjustments to make that makes life difficult. Continue reading more on this here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/survive-daylight-saving-time_n_6787256.

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