Is called phenomenon to a perceptible manifestation or that an individual registers in his consciousness. natural , for its part, is that of the nature (as opposed to the artificial, built by the human being).
A natural phenomenon therefore it is a event that is generated without human intervention . It is a process or a event produced by nature whose consequences can be varied.
There are natural phenomena that are everyday and are part of people's daily lives. The rain , for example, it is a natural phenomenon that does not usually bring great complications, beyond exceptions. Other natural phenomena, on the other hand, are less frequent, such as a earthquake or a twister .
Many times natural phenomena can forecast : that is, anticipate. In this way, it is possible to prepare for their potential effects and minimize damage. Take the case of a hurricane , which is a natural phenomenon consisting in the development of very intense winds that spin in whirlwind. Meteorologists are in a position to anticipate when a hurricane can reach a certain territory: in this way, the area can be evacuated or certain protective measures taken.
It is important to mention that the eventual tragic consequences of natural phenomena may be related to the human activity . A volcanic eruption it is a natural phenomenon, but if man decides to build a town at the foot of a volcano in activity and then the eruption causes a disaster, there will be human responsibility. However, if there is no urbanization around the volcano, the eruption may not cause any tragedy.
And in this case the concept of tragedy, which is very useful to understand the impact of natural phenomena on the planet. A tragedy is a fact or a situation that is unfortunate because it negatively affects a community or a person, but this concept is typical of human beings; Although it may include other species if we are saddened by an accident suffered by one of its individuals (such as when an animal we loved dies), this term is used by us, since they probably see life differently.
That said, it is important to understand that for our species a flood it can be a tragedy, as well as a fire or an earthquake, but we are not sure that the other animals interpret it in the same way: however terrible and devastating a natural phenomenon of this nature can be for the beings that inhabit the forests, for example, perhaps they accept it as part of life while we take it as a disgrace and this adds weight to us when facing it.
Returning to what was said in a previous paragraph, if we did not build houses on less stable land or in zones that usually suffer floods, for example, these and other natural phenomena would go unnoticed by us and would not become true tragedies. The same can be said of those cities that rose in regions of frequent seismic movements.
In these cases, unlike a common rain, there is talk of extreme natural phenomenon , and it is known that catastrophes which we associate with them could decrease if we pay more attention to the territory. In this context, there are groups of people struggling to reduce the risk of natural disasters, and for this they propose different strategic objectives that largely point to minimize economic losses that arise as a result of these dire events.
Since natural phenomena are unavoidable, all we can do is make sure to reduce their consequences to a minimum, and for that purpose the management and management of territory They are essential.