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.
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3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.
2.2 Sunlight, gravitational potential, decay of radioactive isotopes, and rotation of the Earth
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.
3.5 Ecosystems are affected by changes in the availability of energy and matter.
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.
5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.