Many Canadian citizens are unconscious of the rapid deforestation that is taking place in their own nation. Since 2000, a forested area three times the size of Germany has been degraded or completely destroyed. This plays a crucial role is regulating the climate. All the CO2 emissions from cars, trucks, ships and planes combined do not match the level of CO2 that deforestation is releasing into the atmosphere. A Greenpeace study found that half of global forest lost occurred in Canada, Russia and Brazil from deforestation.