Basically, daylight saving time is a practice that involves moving the clocks an hour forward during spring and back again in the fall. The idea of daylight saving time is to have more daylight during summer as well as to save energy. The idea of DST seems a good one initially and has some benefits as well but many people today don’t think it is necessary anymore. Over the daylight savings time history, many things have changed.
At first, DST practice was to put the evening light during summer to better use and to save on energy bills. However, the argument doesn’t seem to work anymore. Today, however, more people are willing to continue with the daylight saving practice. As a result, it has prompted the end daylight savings time petition.
The DST practice doesn’t seem any better anymore like it was initially. Because of the shortcomings of DST, it seems good to get rid of daylight saving time. The following reasons make the argument to end DST valid.
1. It doesn’t save energy costs.
Initially, the purpose of daylight saving was to reduce energy costs. This is because going an hour forward during spring adds an extra one hour of daylight. As a result, people can still engage in their businesses for a longer period of their evening to utilize the extra hour of daylight. As a result, artificial is less used thereby saving energy.
However, there is little or negligible energy saving from DST in the modern society. Actually, computers, TV screens, as well as air conditioning units, use more energy. These gadgets may even raise the cost of energy. Since the energy saved from DST today is negligible, more people find it necessary to get rid of daylight saving time.
2. It can cause people to be sick.
By changing time even by a single hour disrupts the circadian rhythm or body clock. Often many people are inconvenienced by the tiredness that arises from daylight saving time. For some people, this change in time may have serious consequences. Some studies have also shown that lacking enough sleep at the beginning of DST have resulted in workplace injuries, miscarriages, and car accidents. Also, the early evening darkness after the daylight saving time has been found to increase the risk of depression. Again, the risk of suffering from heart attack is increased at the onset of DST.
A decrease in productivity after the transition of daylight saving impact on the economy negatively. Because of the various shortcomings of daylight saving time, more people don’t find the need to continue with the practice. However, this has raised the petition to get rid of daylight saving time.