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.
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.
2.2 Sunlight, gravitational potential, decay of radioactive isotopes, and rotation of the Earth
7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.
5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.
6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.
7.4 Increasing demand for and limited supplies of fossil fuels affects quality of life.
7.1 Economic security is impacted by energy choices.
3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part
5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.
2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.
5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow through the Earth system.
7.2 National security is impacted by energy choices.
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.
2.4 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.
7.5 Access to energy resources affects quality of life.