The geological professionals in AIPG recognize that climate change is occurring and has the potential to yield catastrophic impacts if humanity is not prepared to address those impacts. It is also recognized that climate change will occur regardless of the cause. The sooner a defensible scientific understanding can be developed, the better equipped humanity will be to develop economically viable and technically effective methods to support the needs of society
i'm not saying that we can't try and help, but we think we have more influence than we do.
When people find out they have cancer, whether they controlled it or caused it, the reaction isn't 'fuck it, I'll lay down and die, shit wasn't my fault anyway'. Doesn't matter how much influence we have, who caused it, etc., etc., etc., all we know is that it's happening and we're not helping