Hello there, Hello There! (giggles)
It doesn't seem to make much sense to me either. It means that the sun in June comes up at 5:15 in the morning, when few are awake, and starts to set at 7:30. By the time people are beginning to wake up the heat is already starting to build. Meanwhile, the people have less light in the cooler part of the early evening.
About a quarter of Arizona's land area, the Hopi Nation, does turn its clocks ahead, and they seem to do just fine.
Worldwide, there are many countries that do not have daylight saving time:
- In some tropical nations, the difference between summer and winter is only about an hour or so, and they don't see any need to change. Hawaii is in this category.
- In Iceland, the sunset is already so late in June that another hour won't make any difference. (In September and October, however, it gets dark early there, while precious light is wasted in the early morning.)
- In some countries, especially Moslem countries, religion makes people hesitate. If God wanted us in an earlier time zone, He would have put us in an earlier time zone, is roughly what they say. Moslems don't like daylight saving time in the holy month of Ramadan because they would have to fast later into the evening.
- Some say that they don't like changing their clocks and perhaps don't know how in the case of digital clocks. I must say that I don't know what these people do if they travel to Europe or to another state in a different time zone, or what happens to their lives if there is a two-second power outage. (giggles)
- One writer said that the original reason for daylight time was to give workers an extra hour of light during their leisure time. Benjamin Franklin first suggested that, but I know of no nation that ever went to daylight time for that reason. It has always been to save energy. In World War I and World War II, the idea was conservation. Likewise in 2006 when Congress moved the date to the second Sunday of March. Better enjoyment of leisure time is a by-product of daylight time, but not the impetus for actually doing it.
- The most novel argument is the one Japan used for turning its clocks back and leaving them there: if there were an extra hour of light in the evenings, children would be tempted to go out and play, rather than staying inside and concentrating on their homework. In the age of video games and childhood obesity, I'm unsure how long this one is going to hold sway!