Daylight Saving Time: Not Worth the Hassle

The point whether we should springing forward and then fall back six months later is a matter of debate. Russia has played into the hands of those who believe that daylight saving isn’t worth it. A bill abolishing the adjustment of clocks twice a year has been signed into law.

According to some estimates the system used to save about 4.4 billion kilowatt hours or $300 million a year.

Yet on the minus side was public health: the Russian Academy of Medical Science claims that in the days after the switch the number of ambulance calls soars; the DST is responsible for 50% more heart attacks and 66% more suicides.