It would seem to be more efficient to do away with the practice altogether. The actual energy savings are minimal, if they exist at all. Frequent and uncoordinated time changes cause confusion, undermining economic efficiency. There’s evidence that regularly changing sleep cycles, associated with daylight saving, lowers productivity and increases heart attacks. Being out of sync with European time changes was projected to cost the airline industry $147 million a year in travel disruptions. But I propose we not only end Daylight Saving, but also take it one step further.
But then, that’s easy for me to say: my job is all done under artificial lighting anyway. But when I look at what, for instance, farmers are doing, they don’t seem to care about the clock that much either, and the cows and pigs sure don’t care much about what the hands on the clock say.
In case you haven’t got the hint yet, you were supposed to turn your clock back last night. Or if you’re living in the digital age anyway, your computers all automatically adjusted everything for you.