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Climate and Energy Topics
- Climate System Includes natural processes within the climate system: orbital patterns, solar radiation, oceans, atmosphere, water cycle, the natural greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, regional climates and differences between climate and weather.
- Measuring and Modeling Climate Instrumental measurements, proxy data, climate model projections
- Human Responses to Climate Includes policy, mitigation, adaptation, risk management, personal responsibility
- Energy Use Sources of energy, usage trends, conservation, policy
Climate Literacy Principles
- Humans can take action Humans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts.
- Sun is primary energy The Sun is the primary source of energy for Earth's climate system
- Climate is complex Climate is regulated by complex interactions among components of the Earth system
- Climate is variable Climate varies over space and time through both natural and man-made processes
- Our understanding of climate Our understanding of the climate system is improved through observations, theoretical studies, and modeling
Energy Literacy Principles Show all Energy Literacy Principles
- 1.1 Energy is a quantity Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.
- 1.2 Thermal energy The energy of a system or object that results in its temperature is called thermal energy.
- 1.4 Energy quality degrades over time Energy available to do useful work decreases as it is transferred from system to system.
- 1.5 Forms of energy Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.
- 1.6 Chemical and nuclear reactions Chemical and nuclear reactions involve transfer and transformation of energy.
- 1.7 Units of energy Many different units are used to quantify energy.
Energy is a physical quantity
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