Daylight Savings Time 2010: Time Change Fall (Canada & US)
Daylight Savings Time 2010: Time Change Fall (Canada & US) – Every six months, the time changes and every six months the same question pops up – do we get one more or one less hour of sleep?
On Sunday, November 7, 2010 at at 7.30 PM IST (6 AM EST) all the clocks will need to fall back again to Standard Time also known as winter time which means you will have an extra 60 minutes of sleep or partying.
But have you ever wondered why do we change the time every 6 months?
The concept of summer time and winter time was introduced in 1975. At the time, the world had just survived the first oil crisis in history.
That is when it was decided to adjust the time once a year for the countries that are in different time zones in order to use less energy.
The decision was a wise one seeing that it is more convenient to have office hours between the rising and setting sun. At the time, the system had been encouraged by the Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME).
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