The time change is increasingly questioned. This is why the European Commission asks the opinion of its citizens through a vote
Info: after the survey launched by the European Commission in 2018, a new survey was created by the National Assembly on February 4, 2019. In view of the circumstances, I have therefore taken the liberty of revising this article to allow you to have access to new information and not to tangle your brushes. Happy reading 😉
Many arguments are in favor or against the change of time.
The argument that gave rise to the change of time for the first time in 1975 is energy saving. Indeed, by adjusting the hours, we avoid living too much out of step with the light. This reduces energy consumption due to lighting and heating. Since then, this argument has often been questioned.
Other opinions go in the direction of the suppression of the time change. For example, we speak of disruption of the body's internal clock at each change of time. This causes sleep disturbances and insomnia.
It's also a lifestyle change: when you switch to winter time, you wait less since it gets dark an hour earlier.
Where to vote?
You will not need to move to vote because it is a kind of survey carried out through an online form.
All opinions are welcome, whether you are for or against the time change, or undecided. Indeed all the possible answers are present in the survey form. You can also indicate whether you prefer to keep summer time or winter time!
Form of the European Commission (survey completed since August 16, 2018):
Here is the form available on the official website of the European Union: online public consultation on the time change
Hurry up to make your opinion heard, you only have until August 16 😉
New poll by the National Assembly (valid until midnight March 3): https://questionnaire.assemblee-nationale.fr/785621?lang=fr
This new poll also adds the possibility of indicating which time zone metropolitan France must choose (UTC+0, UTC+1, UTC+2)
I find the initiative very promising. For once, the opinion of the “people” matters. However, I have some doubts about the accuracy of the results since people can vote as many times as they want.
as long as they have an email address different from the previous one. (edit: no email address is requested in the new survey).
Afterwards, it remains a poll and the opinions are therefore taken for information rather than in order to quantify the number of pros or cons. There should therefore be no significant difference on the decision that will be made following this survey.
It remains to be hoped that this kind of approach will be followed to take other measures, and perhaps that the States will also be inspired by it.
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