A pair of bills are working through the state Legislature that aim to make this weekend the last time Washingtonians spring forward one hour. Before it, many countries ran on solar time, which relies on the position of the sun in the sky.
However, American farmers objected to the change, as it eliminated an hour of their morning light (it's a myth that daylight saving time helps farmers). The Founding Father is often considered the creator because of a satirical essay he wrote in a French journal in 1784. One could be more productive, he argued, if they woke up earlier.
In the meantime, this year's shift from standard to daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, March 10 across most of the U.S. States can adopt year-round standard time, but the federal Uniform Time Act does not now allow for year-round daylight time.
Riccelli is referring to a bill filed last week by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida that would make year round daylight saving time the national standard. In 2007, the schedule was updated when we received an extra four weeks of daylight saving time thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005. And childhood health experts say that more daylight after school will give kids more time to play. That's why residents of Hawaii, Arizona and the territory of Puerto Rico don't have to change their clocks.
It's not really daylight saving time that's drawing fire: It's standard time. Sen.
In 1974 and 1975, Congress extended daylight saving to save energy during the energy crisis. "The Sunshine Protection Act will allow Floridians and visitors to enjoy our handsome state even later in the day, and will benefit Florida's tourism industry, which just celebrated another record year".
They'll get less sleep.
To understand both sides of the issue, it's best to start at the beginning, with the origins of Daylight Saving Time.
Early risers will be getting up in the dark again, but those who love long afternoons will rejoice: Daylight saving time is back again. DST also causes more reports of injuries at work, more strokes, and may lead to a temporary bump in suicides. Energy savings are negligible or non-existent.