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Benjamin Franklin originally created the idea of daylights saving time during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris in 1784 As time went by the idea faded until a London builder William Willet 1865-1915 wrote a pamphlet named Waste of daylight in 1907 which suggested advancing clocks twenty minutes on each four Sundays in April Then turning back clocks by the same every four Sundays in September As Willet was taking an early ride through Petts Wood when he was astonished by the fact that although the sun was fully risen nearby houses still had their shades closed When he was asked why not get up an hour earlier he simply replied what In his pamphlet he wrote Everyone appreciates the long light evenings Everyone laments their shortage as Autumn approaches and everyone has given utterance to regret that the clear bright light of an early morning during Spring and Summer months is so seldom seen or used Willet died in 1915 but a year after his death his idea of daylight savings time was accepted in England in May 1916 The inspiration was to consume coal There was much opposition so Lord Balfour came forward with a campaign This led to the introduction of British Summer Time in an Act of Parliament in 1916 During summer months clocks were put one hour ahead than Greenwich Mean Time This was how daylight savings time came to be today The purpose of daylight saving time is to make better use of daylight Polls were taken around the US and the reason people seem to like daylight savings time is because it is lighter therefore you can do more in the evenings Along with saving daylight this act also saves energy We save energy in both the evening and morning because we use less electricity for lighting appliances There is also a negative side There are many complaints about daylight savings time such as the inconvenience
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