Why do we turn out clocks back in the fall (and ahead in the spring)?
I believe it originated in Scotland when children had to get up in the dark to go to school in winter. They turned the clock back to give people more daylight in winter.
I used to think the main goal for this, was to save a little electricity in the evening, but now that seems to be debatable as well. Actually, I wished they would just leave the clocks alone. Speaking of that, I'd like to see a poll were people could vote either for DST (Daylight Saving Time) or against it. I'm curious as to how many people are for it... Hmm, I may look that up later, and see if I can find one...
George Bush, 43, extended DST (now starts earlier and ends later), to save energy by having more useful hours of sunlight. I agree. Why not just pick one or the other for the whole year.
I thought it was a state law. Doesn't Arizona ignore DST and just use the same clock all year?
Rufus, you are correct. (http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/why-arizonans dont-observe-daylight-saving-time) Arizona does not follow DST, they requested an exemption because of the heat (but the Indian reservations do follow DST).
It goes back to the days when agriculture was the dominant profession. The idea was to give farmers more time to work in the fields. Now it is justified mainly by the suppossed energy savings. I think we could live without it at this point; although it is nice to have those long summer evenings, and they'd be an hour shorter if we did not set the clocks forward in the spring.
I believe it's to do with farmers to give them or the crops more light in the morning. Personally I believe that we should stick to BST all year.
Day light savings time is the practice of advancing clocks so that the evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. This originally benefited the farmers, but now in the modern age many question it's purpose. The state of Arizona doesn't even recognize day light savings time.
A true farmer gets up so early and doesn't need a government to tell them when the sun comes up, so how in the hell would it affect 'em? That is just plain stupid... Did Wikipedia start this?
Saving electricity doesn't relate to growing corn...
The state of Arizona requested and was granted an exemption to DST, but the Indian reservations in Arizona do participate (because the reservations span multiple states).
I wish every State felt that way...
Either way, have you ever needed help to decide when the sun came up?
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