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Why, in 2017, is Daylight Saving Time Still a Thing?

Why, in 2017, is Daylight Saving Time Still a Thing?

"This was news to farmers", said Downing, who believes the true reason for the 1918 change was that the retail, leisure and sports industry saw benefits to daylight saving time. The clocks go forward one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday as we spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. People will get an extra hour of daylight in the evening but they lose an hour of sleep in the morning.

Along with that cheery news, Bloomberg News shared research from when IN finally adopted Daylight Saving Time that it led to more energy usage by people IN that state, not less.

The time change takes place across the USA except in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Arizona (but not the Navajo Indian Reservation, which does observe Daylight Saving Time).

Whether we "spring forward" or "fall back" the changing of time is as old as, well, time.

Arizona and Hawaii don't observe DST.

Daylight-saving time is a hot topic on Twitter, with people expressing both enthusiasm and disdain for the impending loss of sleep.


That's right, the clocks will spring forward one hour this Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m.

And, for Daylight Saving Time, just take Charles Dickens' words for it: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times".

Some people believe that we should stay on standard time all year and there are others that would prefer to be on daylight saving time permanently.

The bill, HB 4011, introduced in January, would also put the entire state in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. In America, summer time saved the equivalent in energy of 10,000 barrels of oil each day during the 1973 oil embargo. In the fall, when the clocks "fall back", parents assume that means their child is going to enjoy the extra hour of sleep and sleep in. If there are still cars, you probably arrived just in time for the post-sermon coffee and doughnuts. On Sunday, the sun will set about an hour later - at 7 p.m.

Most Americans slept about 40 minutes less than normal on Sunday night, according to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

If the time change does anything good, it's that it provides an easy and important reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.


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