Is Daylight Savings Time Amazingly Brilliant Or Amazingly Foolish?

Daylight Savings Time. Most of us in Australia, save for Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland, have been practising this semi-annual time change for as long as we can remember. More summer light and theoretically less power consumption. But is it really so great?

C.G.P. Grey put together an infographic-y video that breaks down all the benefits and pitfalls of Daylight Savings Time, complete with a history of the practice and a statistical breakdown to support the arguments for and against. For example, the sleep adjustment to the time change can cause dips in production and health hazards as a result of fatigue. But who doesn't love having the sun out until 8pm? [C.P.G. Grey]

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