Permanent Daylight Saving Time? Florida Says Yes, but It's Not So Simple
Mar 09 2018
Daylight saving time was first enacted during World War 1 on March 19, 1918 as way to conserve coal, according to USA Today, though it was halted later that year. It will end at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
Florida's Senate voted 32-2 to extend Daylight Saving Time (DST) year round, following a similar vote to extend by the Florida House, 103-11, on February 14, CNN reported. Because of its relative proximity to the equator, daylight savings time offers no essential advantage to the state, which is on Hawaii-Aleutian time.
Daylight saving time is a scam. Studies have indicated that losing that extra hour of sleep can raise the risk of everything from heart attacks to vehicle accidents, especially on the Monday following the time change.
"We have a circadian rhythm [that] is coinciding with the time we eat", he explained. American territories like Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa don't engage in DST either. Thus, a new Florida state law wouldn't be enough.
It is ludicrous to think that daylight saving time makes an extra hour of natural light available to anyone.