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2014 National Climate Assessment

Description:
The National Climate Assessment provides information for current climate issues in each region of the US and provides insight for future climate changes

Related Topics:
2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.
8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

Associated Grade Levels:
5-67-89-1011-12Public

Related Sub-Topics

2.1 Earth constantly changes as energy flows through the system.

2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.

2.4 Water plays a major role in the storage and transfer of energy in the Earth system.

2.5 Movement of matter between reservoirs is driven by Earth’s sources of energy.

2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow through the Earth system.

2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.

3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part

3.5 Ecosystems are affected by changes in the availability of energy and matter.

3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.

7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.

7.4 Increasing demand for and limited supplies of fossil fuels affects quality of life.

7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.

8.8 Life cycle analysis take account of ecological factors that are in steps of the supply chain.