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.
6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.
2.5 Movement of matter between reservoirs is driven by Earth’s sources of energy.
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
6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.
1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.
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.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow through the Earth system.
6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.
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.