Sorry, professor, but thanks for playing. The word he was looking for was "climatic," which means pertaining to climate. "Climactic" would, of course, mean pertaining to a climax. For example:
- The environmentalists were concerned about several recent climatic changes.
- John was late and missed the climactic moment of the play.
And one more. Could we please, please distinguish between "serve" and "service"?
"To serve" means to meet the needs of another, such as a customer.
"To service" means to maintain. It also can mean to bring a stud to a female for breeding.
So whenever I hear, "We service our customers, " I wonder if perhaps the company might be going a bit too far. A simple handshake is probably all that's necessary.
I guess someone thought that "serve" was too pedestrian and "service" more high-toned and elegant. But, in fact, "serve" serves just fine.