"The wall of climate change denial in the GOP looks awful frightening from afar but it is crumbling. And it can change quickly. The hardest part of reversing the warming of the planet may be convincing climate change skeptics of the need to do so. Although scientists who study the issue overwhelming agree that the earth is undergoing rapid and profound climate changes due to the burning of fossil fuels, a minority of the public remains stubbornly resistant to that fact. With temperatures rising and ice caps melting — and that small minority in control of both Congress and the White House — there seems no project more urgent than persuading climate deniers to reconsider their views. Jerry Taylor, whose job as president of the Niskanen Center involves turning climate skeptics into climate activists made that transition himself. Here is why"