Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere not only affects global temperatures contributing to global warming but it also acidifies our oceans. Ocean acidification is one of the biggest challenges we face with global warming because ocean life is so fragile and delicate that even the slightest of alterations to the ecosystem can have tremendous consequences. New research shows that kelp forests in the ocean may play a role in protecting sea life from the dangers of acidification. Because of photosynthesis kelp forests draw carbon dioxide out of the water producing oxygen in the process. The studies are still new and there's still a lot to be known about the relationship between Kelp and ocean acidification but humans can use all the help we can get when fighting climate change and it's many side effects.