There's a reason wisdom and intelligence are two different words.

Over the last century we've created some amazing technology. Who could've imagined the radio, TV, cellular phone, or Internet? Who could've guessed we'd be looking forward to quantum computers? However, only recently have we gained the wisdom to understand the consequences of our actions. With that wisdom, we are able to use our intelligence to create replacement technologies and repair technologies, that will stop/fix any damage we've done. That is one reason that it is imperative we claim responsibility for our actions.