During the world war, a tactic was suggested to save on energy use. That involved the change of time of getting up by all the people. All clocks were reversed an hour behind. The hour was supposed to be recovered later in the year by sleeping an hour earlier than the normal time. It was applied efficiently at the time but it has evolved and penetrated the modern world with its own effects. Let us talk about the reactions and effects of the program on the modern society.
First lets revisit the sole purpose of the idea of daylight saving. The purpose of the idea was to reduce the energy consumption during the war. However, that is not the case today. Its purpose has no use due to innovations and sufficient energy sources. The idea was to use sunlight so as to save on other sources of light. The idea has resulted in the excessive use of energy in other sectors of the economy that has resulted in consumption of more energy rather than saving the energy. That has led to more problems than solutions.
Another sector that has been seriously affected by the daylight time saving is the transport sector. Air travel for instance, people are forced to wait or delay flights as a consequence. Time synchronisation has become difficult affecting the technology industry as well. The petroleum sector also shows some effects attributed to the daylight saving time also. More fuel is consumed by vehicles in the evening hours especially in the extended one hour. The government has not been convinced to stop the culture of daylight saving time despite being aware of these effects.
Other sectors of the government have also presented their reports with an effort of bringing to an end the practice of daylight saving time. The petroleum sector, the medical field and the technology sector are some of the most affected areas by the culture. According to medics there are some mental and physical disorders that are as a result of the daylight saving time. Suicide cases and heart attack conditions have also been reported to increase.
There have been several reports and complaints reported by the different stakeholders involved to the congress. The energy department has also shown the merits associated with the act of daylight saving. However, each year, there have been many petitions against it from different people in the society. So as to ensure their message gets to the right people, modern means of communication have been used. So as to get the feedback of other people as well as to get the information about the effects, websites have been developed. The government should now heed to the petitions and put an end to the practice of daylight saving time.