HomeINTERESTING FACTSGeography FactsDaylight savings time-DST-2014 What is Daylight Savings Time Originally introduced in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin, DST (Daylight Savings Time) is the time change that occurs in the Spring and Fall. In the Spring clocks are set one hour ahead, and in the Fall they are set one hour back. A good way to remember this (if you’re having a hard time) is to think, In the Spring, time “springs” forward. In the Fall, time “falls” back.” Why do we do this you ask? It is so that we can better manage the natural hours of daylight in a single day. In the spring when time “springs” forward, the Sun rises one hour later and sets one hour later. Some speculate that our nations farmers, particularly play a huge roll in this decision, for it allows them sleep one hour longer, and to work in their fields one hour later each night during the busy planting season. This however seems to be false as most farmers agree that DST is more of a headache than anything. Also, we have been told for the past 100 years since DST was first implicated that the reason was to save energy during the Spring, Summer and Fall. Scientists however disagree, stating that “We haven’t squeezed an ounce of energy from the clocks.” So, what is the real reason that we use DST? Michael Downing author of “Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time,” thinks the answer is in golf. Claiming that the sport generates more than 70 billion dollars in revenue each year. That’s quite an economic boost, right? What do you believe the real reason for DST is? Do you have your own theories? No matter what the case may be, daylight savings time for 2014 began on March 9th and will end on November 2nd. So, don’t forget to set your clocks and risk losing that always needed extra hour of sleep. (It always seems to work out so much better for me in the Fall!) When we switch to daylight savings time? When is daylight savings time for Europa in 2014,2015,2016? Year Start End 2014 March 30 October 26 2015 March 29 October 25 2016 March 29 October 30 when is daylight savings time for U.S.A. in 2014,2015,2016? Year Start End 2010 March 14 November 7 2011 March 13 November 6 2012 March 11 November 4 2013 March 10 November 3 2014 March 9 November 2 2015 March 8 November 1 2016 March 13 November 6 2017 March 12 November 5 2018 March 11 November 4 Criticism In the summer adjusting the clocks one hour forward extends the day time and makes us utilize daylight . In winter, the reverse effect obtained. The idea behind daylight savings is to save energy costs. By prolonging the natural light we would basically consume less electricity. This argument is controversial, opponents of the daylight savings feel that switching to winter or summer time the human biorhythm is greatly affected. They also wonder if the savings outweigh energy consumption for air conditioning.