Seeing the light
As the days get shorter and the power of the sun starts to wane, the majority of Europeans put their clocks back one hour and switch over to daylight saving time. Anyone who has trouble getting out of bed will be delighted with a longer night and that extra hour. But there is one question that just won’t go away: do we really need this time shift, and what does it do anyway? Originally this adjustment was made to save energy and make the most of the available daylight. While there is a strong case suggesting that there is no real net gain, one unquestionable advantage is that there is more daylight during the hours when most people are out and about. Workers have an extra hour after leaving the office to enjoy the sunshine than they would otherwise.