The Amazon Rainforest has been burning for the last few weeks and no one is talking about it

Parts of the Amazon Rainforest have been burning for the last few weeks, which have affected the Brazilian states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato. NASA captured pictures of the fires smoke plume as it rose into the atmosphere. 

The New York Post wrote an article about the fires where they are quoted saying, 

"Santiago Gassó, a researcher at NASA’s Goddard center, warned that the smoke layer stretched about 3.2 million square kilometers over Latin America. That area is equivalent to about 1.2 million square miles — roughly one-third of the United States

The smoke is so large and the fires so out of control that the blazes have resulted in a call for a state of emergency. And as many people were both shocked by the news and saddened, they were angry that they had not heard it sooner. 

NASA image of the Amazon rainforest fires from space