Is Daylight Savings Time Amazingly Brilliant or Amazingly Foolish?

By Adrian Covert on at

Daylight Savings Time. In the UK we've been practicing this semi-annual time change for as long as we can remember -- we call it British Summer Time. It gives us 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. In certain places like Arizona in the US, for example, electricity bills would actually go up. And 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 in the evening? [C.P.G. Grey]