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Why California Should Have Daylight Saving Year Round

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On the second Sunday of March each year, the US jumps ahead an hour, and in the first Sunday of every November, falls back to original time. California should, in fact, keep time change all year rather than “falling back”.

Only two out of the fifty states in the US have banned daylight savings. Arizona in 1968 stopped this practice following Hawaii’s’ similar actions in 1967. This means that instead of giving an extra hour of sunlight in the spring and fall, it is taken away. Many states have followed in pursuit of them, but have made slight changes to this act. Florida now has daylight saving time year-round which means there is always an extra hour of sunlight at night during the winter months. Having daylight savings year round is a much better alternative to banning daylight savings altogether, or worse, keeping it the way time change the way it is it is.

Having the fall back every November is pointless. After losing the extra hour of sunlight at night the sun sets even earlier leaving us in the dark. Now an extra hour of sunlight is lost. The winter solstice cuts down the number of hours of sunlight. There two annual solstices, one in the winter when there are the shortest amount of hours of sun, and the summer solstice when there is the most sunlight.

During the Midterm election, over 60% of citizens in California voted in favor for daylight savings time year round. This will now go to the Federal Government to get passed.

The whole point of even recreating daylight saving was to conserve as much energy as possible in the summer months during WW2. Yet falling back an hour in the winter months makes no sense whatsoever.

In conclusion, California should reenact daylight saving time year round to add the hour we lose every time we “fall back”.

 

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