Ever Wonder: Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?

The annual ritual has more to do with our penchant for shopping than energy conservation, says Tufts’ Michael Downing
Michael Downing, a lecturer in English and the author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, says that because DST rules our clocks eight months of the year, it’s the new standard time. Video: Steffan Hacker
October 27, 2015


The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions about which we all have wondered—everything from why we have baby teeth to how pollution affects us.

You can view the entire series at http://everwonder.tufts.edu, and submit your own questions there, too.

Steffan Hacker can be reached at steffan.hacker@tufts.edu.

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