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.
Associated Grade Levels:5-67-89-1011-12Public
Environmental ImpactsAssociated Grade Levels:5-67-89-1011-12Public
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.
2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.
3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.
5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.
5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.
6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.
7.1 Economic security is impacted by energy choices.
7.2 National security is impacted by energy choices.
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.