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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1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.
2.2 Sunlight, gravitational potential, decay of radioactive isotopes, and rotation of the Earth
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.
2.6 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.
3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part
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.
6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.
6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.