There's an analogy with driving towards a precipice: our carbon emmissions are the accelerator; the cliff is, say, 4 degrees of warming (=catastrophe). What do you do when you are driving towards a bad thing? You let go the accelerator. You do not really apply the brake as well... and you sure as hell don't apply a pedal labeled "probably a brake: untested". There's a reason that the brake and accelerator are worked with the same foot.
I have yet to be swayed by geoengineering. It strikes me that adding more inputs to a chaotic system in a transitional state is just asking for trouble. I worry that the gee-whizz relief of being able to "do something" will make it attractive to the people who make such decisions.