Is the cure worse than the disease?
Or, we could plant more trees: https://www.trilliontreecampaign.org
I agree. It is treating a symptom but not addressing the disease.
An excellent topic, and very informative about the possibilities as well as the downside risks.
I agree with the position that I think you express - in my words: that we should seek to proactively both significantly reduce our impacts, and develop more natural methods of coping.
You also say :"While I understand the desire to do more research, I don’t see how it would be beneficial". To me the benefit is that it would provide a back stop escape in the very possible event that we abysmally fail at the first two approaches