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4 Ideas About Daylight Saving Time


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There is theoretically no need for Daylight Saving Time on Antarctica but nevertheless many of the research stations in that remote region still observe DST to match their operations to the schedules which is kept by their supply stations in places such as New Zealand or Chile. History tells us Daylight Saving Time was first implemented in the US on March 21, 1918. This was during world war one and the primary purpose of the system was to conserve fuel resources. With DST there was less need of artificial light which led to consumption of vital resources. This practice of DST was continued by some states between the two wars but it was only with the start of World War II that the system was once again implemented on a national scale. Some calculations have been made which indicated that a mere seven-week extension of Daylight Saving Time can result in huge profits for several retail stores. Customers would have more time to spend in those retail stores.

agriculture benefits from daylight saving but this is simply not true because agricultural seasons is determined by the sun and not by a clock according to Anthony Boldin. That is why there was substantial resistance from the agricultural community when daylight saving was first introduced. The subject of daylight saving has been thoroughly investigated over the last couple of decades. Such a study which was conducted in 2013 determined that only 37% of US citizens was having confidence in the daylight-saving system. Only one year before that study, there was approximately 45% of citizens that were of the opinion that daylight saving was relevant. This seems to indicate that confidence in daylight saving is waning among US citizens. By 1965 there was still many states and even individual towns in certain states that were having their own daylight savings system. This led to a lot of confusion and this is one of the reasons why the uniform time act was implemented in 1966. From then on, the entire country was working according to the same system and there was no longer any confusion as far as Daylight Saving Time was concerned. Even so there is still states which stayed on standard time for reasons of their own.



Benjamin Franklin was one of the early supporters of Daylight Saving Time. He recognized the financial benefits which could be derived from such a system. Even though there was no electricity in his time he was still of the opinion that a lot of money can be saved because less candles will be needed for light. Apparently, the first serious proponent of DST was a post office worker who was also a bug collector after hours. Unfortunately, there never seemed to be enough daylight to pursue this particular hobby. DST in his opinion would be the perfect solution. Germany became the first country to officially implement DST in 1916. The primary purpose was to conserve coal during World War 1 and this soon led to a situation where DST was also implemented by other countries such as Britain.

successfully conserve energy. This led to the implementation of DST in 1974 which resulted in considerable energy savings especially during the winter months. Not everyone was happy about the changes and this included parents who had to send off their children to school before sunrise.

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