Ed, it's actually the antithesis of a philosophical approach. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), warns that
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change.
There's no doubt that fossil fuels are the problem:
CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contributed about 78 % of the total GHG emission increase from 1970 to 2010.
The report has examples of numerous "pathways" to limit climate change to +2C, however:
To achieve near-zero emission with carbonaceous energy, carriers will need CCS facilities though market penetration of this technology is still highly uncertain and only limited examples are in place so far.
We could make the future of the biosphere and health of the oceans reliant on tech which is "highly uncertain", but it would be more prudent to work under the assumption, until proven otherwise, that CCS will be unable to offer significant potential for mitigation.