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Daylight Saving Time - The Controversy

Daylight Saving Time - The Controversy

When you head to bed tonight, don't forget to set your clocks back an hour.

Just like pumpkin spice, falling leaves and football, another rite of autumn is upon us: The end of daylight saving time, which occurred at 2 a.m. Sunday.

"Our sleep clock only works forwards or backwards about a half an hour every day, and so it takes a few days for us to catch up from daylight saving time", he explained. We enter the end of Daylight Saving Time during the fall and winter months, and having darkness fall earlier seems to go well with the time and climate. Set clocks back one hour.

If you use a cell phone as your alarm clock, it will most likely change the time automatically.

The shift means it's lighter earlier in the morning and darker earlier in the evening.

It wasn't until about a hundred years later that European nations like Germany (the first to adopt Daylight Saving during World War I), France, and England adopted the practice as a way to save fuel for the war effort.

In World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented a year-round daylight saving time that was commonly known as "War Time".

DST was introduced in the U.S.in 1918 as a wartime measure.

Are you ready to "fall back?"

August 8, 2005 - President George W. Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law.

Daylight saving time is not observed by Arizona, Hawaii and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What countries follow Daylight Saving Time?


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