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Understanding Arguments for and Against Ending Daylight Savings Time

DST, Daylight Saving Time, is one tradition that has been with us for quite some time now, dating back to more than 100 years now. Below is a look at some of the pros and cons of the use of the DST, Daylight savings time and why it may be proposed to end daylight savings time. One thing that you need to acknowledge is that more than one third of the American population indeed appreciates the need for DST. This being the case, the question would be why end daylight savings time. Check out below for more on the arguments for and against the need to end daylight savings time.

One thing that needs to be as clear is the fact that adjusting the clock setting forward and backward will not in any way create or reduce daylight but all it achieves is to cause the time on the face of the clock at which the sun will set to be adjusted either way, forward or backward. Basically what we end up achieving with this is the fact that when it comes to the spring times when we spring an hour as often is the case, what we essentially achieve with this is to add an hour of natural daylight for us to enjoy in the afternoon schedules. One of the key advantages that the proponents of the DST have had for this is the fact that the extra and longer evenings achieved tend to encourage more to get outdoors for recreational needs and as such help them counter some of the effects of their sedentary lifestyles. Plus, it has as well been argued by them that these longer evenings given that they encourage people to get out and shop and enjoy much of their time out of the house, they help boost the economy as restaurants and the other establishments in the tourism sector get to benefit from the longer evenings.

But as a matter of fact, one of the things that you need to know of is that when it comes to the negatives is the fact that this doesn’t quite see savings in energy and this is one of the prime motives that saw the establishment of the whole idea. You need to note the fact that there are some of the states that have actually seen the consumption of energy in them increase as a result of the use of the DST such as it was seen in Indiana all due to the fact that there is seen an increase in the use of the air conditioning systems, TVs, and some more of the energy consuming gadgets as such making the whole idea not quite worth the effort but all but one to be ended all at once.

You need to as well note the fact that the adjusting of the time by an hour back and forth over the seasons as well is not as healthy for the body looking at the fact that they happen to disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm.

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