Daylight Saving Time: What’s It Good For? European Lawmakers Ask Leave a comment

LONDON — European Parliament members have joined the chorus of skeptics about daylight saving time who argue that the practice of springing our clocks forward and then turning them back every year does more harm than good.

The European assembly voted 384 to 152 on Thursday on a resolution calling for the European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm, to evaluate the current system and “if necessary, come up with a proposal for its revision.”

The resolution was nonbinding but echoed global concerns about the possible hazards of changing the clocks. Increasingly, health experts have questioned whether it’s worth the hassle to switch year after year.

“Numerous studies have failed to reach a conclusive outcome but indicate negative effects on human health,” the European Parliament members wrote in their proposal, which was debated for an hour on Thursday.

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