Not only climate is cyclic, the force of nature overpowers man. When Mount St. Helens erupted, we got ash in Trail.
When I visited the area a few years later, I was amazed how all the trees were blown down like matchsticks miles away from the volcano.
The force of the blast was incredible. Man is arrogant to think he is not small when it comes to the force of nature.
So the force of nature is mighty, but the force of the dollar happens to be mightier when it comes to climate research.