Injured due to the movement of the clock
Until recently, the discrepancy due to the movement of the clock caused problems for people.
An extreme example is the Palestinian guerrillas who smuggled time bombs from Israel to the West Bank 20 years ago.
In September 1999, the West Bank was still on daylight saving time, while Israel moved its clocks back one hour.
The Palestinians did not know about the change of weather and the bombs exploded an hour before they planned, while they were still planting them.
Three extremists who allegedly planned to kill hundreds of people were killed.
Where is everything used?
Today, as many as 110 out of 192 countries in the world use daylight saving time, and it is not used in China, Japan, South Korea, and across the African continent, writes National Geography.
Most of the countries that use it are in Europe and North America.
Iceland is an exception, as it is much further north than the whole of Europe and has more extreme variations of daylight and darkness during the year, so as not to benefit much from moving the clock.
Belarus, Georgia, and Russia have also chosen to have the same time in winter and summer.
For countries on the equator, where daylight is about the same throughout the year, there is no need for such savings.
So it is in Arizona and Hawaii, which have sun all year round. All other federal states in America are moving the clock in spring and autumn.
Pros and cons
In 2001, EU members were obliged to introduce so-called summertime, so that trade and transport in the common market could run smoothly and reduce energy costs.
Additional daily hours in the summer could reduce citizens’ costs for artificial lighting and allow them to spend their free time outdoors.
However, real energy savings have proven to be quite marginal.
The reduction in electricity is compensated by increased use of heating or air conditioning, as well as fuel in the vehicle.
At the same time, some of the EU’s main trading partners – such as China, Russia, and Turkey – are not moving the clock.
By the new legislation, EU citizens will set their clocks for the last time in the spring of 2021.
Wintertime counts down to the last weekend in March.
Finns are not the same as Greeks
Finland has called for the abolition of summertime after 70,000 citizens signed a petition demanding it.
In June, Finland has 18.5 hours of daylight, and in December only 5.5 hours, while in Greece the day lasts 14.5 hours in summer and 9.3 hours in winter.
Both countries are in the same time zone – Eastern European Time (GMT + 2).
If you go to school or work after dark, you are expected to fall asleep
How does it affect people’s health?
Some scientific studies have shown that changes in the clock have negative effects on human health.
A study by the European Commission states that “the effect on people’s biorhythm could be more serious than originally thought.”
It is believed that this can lead to sleep disorders, but also an increased number of heart attacks and cardiovascular problems.
Use of daylight saving time
The start and end dates of daylight saving time vary by country. With a few exceptions, changes are usually made in the early hours of Sunday, which is less of a nuisance than it would be during the week.
Daylight saving time in Croatia
Daylight saving time was first used on Croatian soil from 1916 to 1918, during the Austro-Hungarian rule, then during the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and during the Independent State of Croatia from 1941 to 1945.
Since 1983 in Croatia, it has been used again. introduced daylight saving time.
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