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Daylight saving time 2015 has finally ended: Fall back time change starts

Daylight saving time 2015 has finally ended: Fall back time change starts

Daylight saving time 2015 has finally ended: Fall back time change starts

Daylight Saving time 2015 ended last night. Many people who have made a habit to move their clocks backward and forward twice a year have already done so, but many others haven’t done it thus far.

Now it is the time to do it. Many people are against this whole daylight savings concept and believe that it has outlived its benefits and that it should be done away with as soon as possible.

At least a dozen states have already said that they want to give up the daylight savings time. Nonetheless they done precious little in this regard. Only Arizona and Hawaii and some smaller United States territories have stopped following the concept of the daylight saving time.

Heart-attackThe daylight savings time idea is more than a hundred year old. But in United States it came a couple of decades later. US Congress actually enacted Daylight Saving Time during World War I and again during World War II as an effort to cut back on energy consumption. There is no denying the fact that it was a necessity at that time with US and Europe being energy deficient.

Amidst the demand to give up the daylight saving time a survey was conducted that showed that it still saved energy. But the saving was miniscule and insignificant. It was in the year 2008 when a U.S. Department of Energy Study showed that DST actually only reduces energy consumption by about 0.03 percent. Another study, this one from the University of California Santa-Barbara, found the change might even increase energy use.

The practice is also bad for health. While a study said that 27 percent people said it created inconvenience for them, researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham said that it was bad for heart. Researchers found there was a 10 percent increase in the risk of heart attacks in the two days after the clock is moved ahead on hour in March. The risk decreases by 10 percent when it’s moved back in the fall. It is certainly time to give up the futile practice. Nonetheless move the clock backward till it is actually done.

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