The word growth is used in many societal, economic, demographic and environmental contexts including growth of the economy, growth of the population, growth of impervious surfaces (as it pertains to flood hazards) growth of food production, and growth of energy use. Assessing the impact of growth requires use of simple mathematics such as the compound interest equation.
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