Should Maine End Daylight Saving Time?
According to change.org, just under 250,000 people have signed the petition to end daylight saving time; they aim to get at least 300,000 signatures overall.
The act was designed in the early 1900s to save electricity, which they argue we no longer need because of more efficient energy sources and the advancement of batteries.
“When we talk about DST [transitions] and the relationship to light, we are talking about profound impacts on the biological clock, which is a structure rooted in the brain,” says Beth A. Malow, a professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
I never thought about how daylight savings had that much of an effect before, but after reading this entire article, I am convinced.
What are your thoughts? Are you convinced we should give it up? Indiana, Hawaii, and Arizona do not partake in this, so if Maine was thinking about bringing this to an end, would you support it?