Daylight Saving Time

Information about Daylight Saving Time

Published on November 7, 2007

Author: funnyside

Source: authorstream.com

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Daylight Saving Time:  Daylight Saving Time By: Lisa Shusman Reasons for Daylight Saving Time:  Reasons for Daylight Saving Time To make better use of daylight to preserve energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight in World War 1 Conserve energy Safer travel Prevents crime It wasn’t created for farmers, and it doesn't benefit farmers History:  History March 19, 1918- act to preserve light and provide standard time for the United States Set to begin March 31, 1918 till the end of World War 1 to preserve energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight Repealed in 1919 Roosevelt issued year round daylight saving during World War 2 War time lasted from 1942-1945 Was not a law after 1945, but some places still used it created difficulty for scheduling The Uniform Time Act 1966 signed by President Lyndon Johnson begins last Sunday in April, and end of the last Sunday in October Energy crisis in the 1970’s, Nixon signed into law the Daylight Saving Time Energy Act of 1973- extended daylight saving to conserve energy 1986 amended to start Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday of April to the end on the last Sunday in October August 8, 2005 Bush signed a energy bill that increased Daylight Saving Time to the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November The Change:  The Change President Reagan made first change from last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in April To conserve 300,000 barrels of oil in April alone Energy Policy Act: To start it on the second Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in November Adding two full months, one in the spring and the other in the fall Complaints were made so the change is now the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November Extends Daylight Savings day by one month Pros for change:  Pros for change Energy use will be curtailed Halloween will get more daylight Longer “synthetic sunshine” Use more natural light then electricity Crime rate drops Estimated that it would save 100,000 barrels of oil a day Most of which would be saved through electricity oil because of the less amount of light needed Cons for change:  Cons for change Can hurt computers and electronics, older technology are not prepared to update Other countries feel they need to change as well because of the economy that is integrated with the US Airlines don’t want it because of scheduling international flights Farmers don’t want it because of the impact on there live stock “Spring forward, fall back”:  “Spring forward, fall back” 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April we set the clocks forward “spring forward” 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October we set the clocks back “fall back” Work Cited:  Work Cited http://geography.about.com/cs/daylightsavings/a/dst.htm http://www.energy.ca.gov/daylightsaving.html http://www.infoplease.com/spot/daylight1.html

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