Wednesday, March 31, 2010
So I was asked a great question last night by my sister (SCH1."Why do we have time change." It was a great question however she preceded to go into detail about how it all began and I was astonished. I got the educated about facts that I have never considered. So I started doing a little research myself and found some interesting facts that I wanted to let you know. Since I am an optimist and I avoid confrontation at all cost, I will list the facts in a Pros and Cons manner.... Also feel free to share YOUR comments.
A little background about Daylight saving time (DST; also summer time in British English— is the practice of temporarily advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. Modern DST was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson. Many countries have used it since then.
Although an early goal of DST was to reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting, formerly a primary use of electricity, modern heating and cooling usage patterns differ greatly. (short term it was originally started to reduce the use of electricity)
1.) Adding daylight hours benefits retailing,sports and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours.
2.)A study shows that traffic fatalities are reduced
3.)Farmers will have an extra hour to work
1.)Your body has to readjust to the change which in-turn isn't good for your health.
2.)It complicates timekeeping, and can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, record keeping, medical devices, heavy equipment, and sleep patterns.
3.)School children will wait in the dark for their buses
4.)It cost the airlines Billions of dollars to adjust
5.)Research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited or contradictory.
So after all is said DO YOU AGREE WITH THE TIME CHANGE??
It is something worth thinking about since our time may come to vote it YES or NO to continuing it. Well all of us but Arizona considering the time change wouldn't do much for them since most of their work is done at night due to heat.
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