Argumentative Essay On Daylight Saving Time

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Daylight Saving Time Daylight saving time (DST) is the time which is adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight, in summer, by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time. Typically, regions with summertime adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time. The idea of daylight saving time was first conceived by William Willett, a builder of average wealth. In 1905, one summer morning, he was riding on horseback through Petts Wood when he noticed that many curtains remained drawn against sunlight. He thought that it was waste of sunlight, so he started to devise a way to enjoy more sunlight during summer and finally had an idea of moving clocks an hour forward. By 1907, he had published a pamphlet, “Waste of Daylight”, which advocated that time be advanced by four twenty-minute increments in April and reversed in…show more content…
Those who claim that DST helps with retail, sports and tourism, but those against DST argue the daylight saving time hurts those in agriculture and mail delivery. Another advantage of DST is that it helps to reduce energy used for lighting, and helps to prevent traffic accidents and outdoor crime, both of which commonly occur in the dark. Furthermore, people can enjoy more wonderful sunlight for outdoor activities after work because of DST. However, the opposing side argues that these claims are not true. Energy can be saved by reducing the demand for lighting, but it is also used for demand for heating and cooling. This contradicts the claim that DST can save energy. Moreover, because DST causes sleep disruption, car accidents have been seen to increase after the designated beginning of Daylight Saving Time. The opposing side also claims that DST also disturbs the body’s circadian rhythms, and caused increases in
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