Related Topics:1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.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.
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3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.
1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.
5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.
3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part
2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.
6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.
5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.
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.
5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.