Related Topics:2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of 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.
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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.
4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.
5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.
5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.
5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.
5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.
6.1 Conservation of energy has two very different meanings.
6.2 One way to manage energy resources is through conservation.
6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.
6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.
6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.
6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.
7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.
7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.