How to Deal With Daylight Saving Time

How to Deal With Daylight Saving Time

How to Deal With Daylight Saving Time

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week reintroduced a bill to make Daylight Saving Time a year-round reality across the country, with no more biannual time changes.

The beginning of daylight saving time means more than just losing an hour of sleep for you Sunday morning.

Daylight saving time wasn't introduced until Germany implemented it during World War I. The Germans thought having more daylight hours would help conserve energy.

"It would be really complex for us to have two time zones in Tennessee, and then have to change every six months, the other states would change and we'd stay the same", Dickerson said.

We used it again from 1942-45 during World War II. The practice wasn't made permanent in the USA until 1973, when President Richard Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act.

Hawaii chose to abandon Daylight Saving Time in 1967, as its location makes the practice rather unnecessary, considering the sun rises and sets at almost the same time throughout the year. In fact, several attempts have been made in the past to change Daylight Saving Time for Arkansas.

States that came around: In the past, Alaska, Michigan and In did not observe the time change. Health experts say there can also be some more serious consequences. The National Institute of Standards and technology sets the official time for the USA and keeps track of when the time changes on its website.

Chu said he became interested in the time change issue when he heard about health risks associated with moving the clocks forward and back.

Standard time returns November 3, unless Congress acts on Florida's request before then.

Tonight's the night we spring ahead.

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Roughly 70 nations worldwide observe daylight saving. The clocks change again on Sunday, November 3, so you have something to look forward to/dread again. Its roots go back further than that though.

Opponents of the proposition argued that even if California voters and the legislature approve of year-round daylight saving, the hurdle of getting the federal government to approve is too high, considering the state's tense relationship with Washington.

Senator Lucido says he won't give up his fight and he wants congress to do its part to make Daylight Savings Time the standard.

Floridians - like the rest of us - will just have to go with the flow, for now at least.

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