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.
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3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.
2.5 Movement of matter between reservoirs is driven by Earth’s sources of energy.
7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.
5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.
5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.
6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.
5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.
6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.
3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part
6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.
3.2 Food is a biofuel used by organisms to acquire energy for internal living processes.
5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.
2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.
6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.
3.5 Ecosystems are affected by changes in the availability of energy and matter.
6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.
2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.
5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.
2.1 Earth constantly changes as energy flows through the system.
2.4 Water plays a major role in the storage and transfer of energy in the Earth system.
5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.