Germany is making plans to end all coal power generation by 2038. On the one hand, it is admirable to limit the burning of coal to cut pollution. The trendy topic is climate change, but it is simpler than that: burning coal makes the air dirty. No one wants to burn coal. However, such a bold move away from coal is geopolitically reckless for a country that has no other domestic carbon-based energy sources and refuses to use more nuclear power.