As most people know, fires are raging on in the Amazon, with little to no end in sight. This is a major environmental crisis and must be addressed immediately. However, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro does not seem to recognize the nature of this pressing problem.
Polls indicate that Democrats will gain control of the U.S. Congress House and Republicans of the Senate. The 2018 midterm elections come at a time of extreme party polarization fueled by events such as the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, pipe bombs being sent to Democrats, a caravan of Hondurans making its way to the U.S. border and ongoing NAFTA reform.