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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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.
2.7 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
3.2 Food is a biofuel used by organisms to acquire energy for internal living processes.
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.
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.
5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.
5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.
5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.
5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.
6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.
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.
6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.
7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.