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Bill Maher: The Environment Is The Ultimate Health Care Issue (VIDEO)

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Bill Maher called the environment the "ultimate health care issue" Friday night during "Real Time" and argued that our future depends on our ability to stop global warming. But some on his panel weren't so convinced.

Conservative talk radio host Amy Holmes, actor Hill Harper, and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson weighed in, with Harper being the sole panelist to agree with Maher's assessment. Johnson said he believes in climate change, but that its effects have been greatly exaggerated. While Holmes called herself a skeptic, and argued that the science behind the topic is not settled. She described it as a "raging debate."

Maher was blown away by Holmes' skepticism and shot down Johnson for opposing cap and trade legislation. Maher pointed out that Republicans weren't so disgusted by cap and trade when George H.W. Bush used it to stop acid rain.

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