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Re: Weather now DST

Auralie, it's not a matter of what DST is, but why we should use it.  No
daylight is "saved", it's just more available at the assigned hour someone
wants it. However, that particular appointed hour is not favorable to
others.  So we just leave it alone.  The advantages for me would be that, in
the spring, those sqwauking birds would wake me at 5am instead of 4am and I
might be able to garden later in the evening.  However, as it stands without
changing the clocks I could just do more chores in the morning.  There are
no "extra" hours.  I understand though that some people take up to 2 weeks
twice a year trying to adjust to the change.  Frankly, I don't really care.
I always manage to get things done.

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather now DST

> In a message dated 02/27/2005 6:22:26 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> jsinger@igc.org writes:
> Please do. It's one of life's most inane rituals.
> On Sunday, February 27, 2005, at 06:34 PM, Kitty wrote:
> > So just IN and AZ are sane?
> > I really don't know about the rest of the world.  I don't even know if
> > Canada bothers.  I'll ask.
> This may not answer you questions, but is an exerpt from a
> piece in my club's newsletter.
>   The idea of Daylight Saving Time was first mentioned in a whimsical
> by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, titled bTurkey vs. Eagle, McCauley is my
> Beagle.b
>   It was first advocated seriously by a London builder, William Willett
> (1865-1915), who proposed advancing clocks 20 minutes on each of four
> in
> April, and retarding them by the same amount on four Sundays in September.
> bill was introduced in the British Parliament in 1909, and was met with
> ridicule
> and opposition.  However a bSummer Timeb bill was adopted in 1917,
> following
> a similar enactment in Germany, with the object of saving coal.   During
> War II, clocks remained ahead throughout the year, and were set ahead for
> hours during the summer.
>   Studies done by the U.S. Department of Transportation show that Daylight
> Saving Time trims the entire countrybs electricity usage by a
> but
> small amount, of less than one percent each day.  There is also a small
> health benefit to Daylight Saving Time.  Studies in the U.S. and Britain
> found that daylight, almost certainly because of improved visibility,
> substantially decreases (by four times) the likelihood of pedestrians
> killed on
> the roads.
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