Essay on Time At Higher Latitudes Has Little Impact On Daily Life

1036 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
Daylight saving time (also known as summer time in certain places) is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that in the evening daylight is experienced an hour longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, users in places with summer time adjust clocks forward by one hour close to the start of spring and then adjust them backward in the fall to standard time. By synchronously resetting all clocks in an area to one hour ahead of Standard Time, individuals who follow such a year-round schedule will wake up an hour earlier than they would have done normally; they will then begin and complete daily work routines an hour earlier, and they will have an extra hour of daylight after their workday activities. However, they will have one less hour of daylight at the start of each day, making the policy less practical during winter. The manipulation of time at higher latitudes has little impact on daily life, because the length of day and night changes more extremely throughout the seasons, so sunrise and sunset times are way out of sync with standard working hours regardless of changes of the clock, plus, places of lower latitude don’t have variations in sunlight large enough to need Daylight Savings Time. The changes in Daylight Savings Time place a persons natural circadian rhythm out of wack, leaving people disoriented and out of focus. The morning darkness Daylight Savings Time puts in place also causes many traffic accidents.…

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