Cautioning against harmful effects of greenhouse gases due to fossil fuel use, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has advocated a paradigm shift in the energy scenario through the use of alternative energy like solar and wind power. ¨The large-scale use of fossil fuel worldwide is causing greenhouse gas emission affecting the climate adversely. All have agreed that greenhouse gas emission due to use of fossil fuel is causing global warming and climate change,¨ he said at a memorial lecture recently in New Delhi. Explaining the consequence of greenhouse gas emission, he said, ¨The unseasonal rain in the recent time and the amount of change in weather cannot be imagined. Extreme weather is causing adverse effect on agriculture like damage to crop.¨
He said the present global regime of energy is not sustainable in terms of environment. ¨We must find out new source of energy which are sustainable and it is a big challenge today.¨ He r also suggested tapping of oceanic energy.