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.
Associated Grade Levels:9-1011-12Public
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.
6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.
5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.
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.
5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.
2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.
2.4 Water plays a major role in the storage and transfer of energy in the Earth system.