A naturally-occurring force/event that impacts the environment around it. What do you think?To which I tried to respond
I think the term "hazard" implies risk to people- not just "the environment." Also, "naturally-occurring" obscures the fact that human intervention in the environment often exacerbates risks. Nor am I entirely comfortable with the use of the word "force" in this context. In the interest of being helpful, not just critical, here's my stab at it: "Combinations of natural features, processes and events, possibly modified by human activity, that pose potential risk to human life, health, property and infrastructure."I tried several times to leave this comment, after repeatedly checking my email and website info, but it kept telling me "invalid data." So here's my attempt to comment; I do hope this gets back to the blogger, and I'm very interested in hearing what others think about either of these attempts to define the phrase, and better definitions if people think of them. Definitions, in a way, are a lot like scientific nomenclature- it can seem tedious at first, until you realize that until you're sure you know what the word(s) mean(s), you don't really know what you're talking about, and neither does anyone else.
I'm not speaking from any position of authority here, this is just my intuitive take on it. As such, I'm eager to hear what others think as well.