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  1. 1. `Global Warming Destroys Coffee IndustryCoffee farmers in South America dont need to read the latest IPCC reports; they already know.It was nearly one year ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), governmentofficials, and scientists from more than 100 countries, wrangled for weeks in Brussels as to whetherglobal warming was a man-made or a natural phenomenon.They argued over droughts, air circulation patterns, snowfall, ice caps, and a thousand other indicatorsof whether global warming was "likely" or "directly" our fault. In spite of the strong belief in thescientific community that all of our cars, factories, and other activities were speeding up globalwarming at an alarming rate, the politicians managed to get the official word to be "likely."High in the Sierra Nevada (Snow-Capped Mountains) of Colombia, indigenous Arhuaco coffee farmerJavier Mestres had no such doubts.He did not see things in parts per million. He had never heard of the global circulation model that triedto measure increments of change in the temperature of the ocean or dynamics of the atmosphere. Hewas unaware that the IPCC report stated that Colombia would heat up dramatically in the next twentyyears and lose 90 percent of its glacial snowcaps by 2050.Javier saw the results of a warming planet clearly in the premature flowering of his coffee plants on hisfour-acre family farm in the slopes above Nabusimake, the capital of the Arhuaco nation. He showedme the smaller, weaker berries that dotted the stems and wondered why the outside world wanted toharm these beautiful plants. Why were we changing the world?Like many of his coffee-growing brothers and sisters around the world, with global warming has comea change in temperature that is affecting crop yields. And, if the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCCspredictions come true and we see global temperatures rise anywhere 2.6 F to 10 F, coffee could beharder to come by in many parts of the world, not just Columbia: Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania inAfrica could become unsuitable for coffee growing, and many Southeast Asian islands could be wipedoff the map by rising ocean levels.Our world is out of balance, and it seems we may be the only ones who arent noticing.For centuries, the Arhuaco spiritual elders, the Mamos, known in their language as the "ElderBrothers," have carried out monthly rituals in sacred sites throughout the Sierra Nevada, which they call"the Heart of the World," to ensure that the planet is kept in a geo-spiritual balance.But for the past two decades, the Mamos have been observing rapid changes in the Heart of the World.They have watched the snowcaps on their sacred peaks shrink over time and have seen the plant lifechange. They have felt the lower moisture levels in the air and soil and noted the changing migrationpatterns of the birds and butterflies. They have shared these observations with the tribe, andincreasingly with the outside world, with us-the "Younger Brothers."I asked the Mamo I met what changes he had noticed over his lifetime.
  2. 2. "The Younger Brothers have come here, to the Heart of the World, and are cutting out the Mothersheart. They dig out the gold that we need for our rituals. They cut down the trees that hold the earth inplace and destroy these homes for the birds. The Younger Brothers pollute the water with chemicalsfrom mining and are making drugs from the plants, from the sacred coca!" While he spoke, he rubbedthe stick onto the poporo in a hypnotic rhythm, the pain and confusion caused by the foolish actions ofthe Younger Brothers etched in layers. "They have invaded our land. They destroy sacred sites to makemines and farms. They are making it difficult for us to do the work we must do to keep the world inbalance. What would happen if we stopped keeping the world in balance? If we didnt make thepayments, would the trees still grow?"I was taken aback by this last comment. I agreed with the need to stop the destruction, but did he reallybelieve that the world would stop if the Mamos werent able to perform their rituals? Did they reallybelieve that they held the world together? To my rational mind, it seemed a quaint and romantic notion.But maybe it was true. Maybe there is a tipping point where the whole thing comes down. It certainlyhappens on the micro level, where localized ecosystems and plant and animal communities crash whenthe balance is disturbed beyond repair. Ecologists tell us about "trophic cascade," when the crash of onesystem leads to the crash of another, and then of many related systems. Is the critical point on Earthlocated here in the Sierra Nevada? Are the spiritual rituals the prime focus of energy, the "seams" thathold the world intact? The Mamos believe so."So what must be done to control this destruction?" I asked respectfully. The Mamo looked piercinglyinto my eyes."All the white men must leave the Sierra Nevada.""Uh, I know that would be ideal, but what can be done practically?""I told you. All the white men must leave."Maybe that was the most effective way to protect the sacred lands, and maybe that will ultimately bethe solution-create a Heart of the World International Sacred Landscape. This is the underlyingdynamic for the concept of totem or taboo, the recognition that there are places or actions that must besafeguarded for the benefit of the whole. Maybe we need to recognize and protect sacred spaces,beyond the multiple-use designations of national parks and forests, so that they can be accessed only bythe ritual keepers. Whether or not the keepers actually hold the world together, their ritual activitieskeep the need for balance between the sacred and the profane within our collective psyche."But there is more," the Mamo continued. "Beyond the Heart of the World, the Younger Brothers arechanging the whole earth. I dont know everything they are doing, but they are changing the wholeearth.""Are you talking about global warming?" I asked."I dont know what you call it, but yes, the Mother is getting warmer. The rain falls differently thanbefore. It is later, but it falls harder. It is destructive sometimes when it should be nurturing. Many of
  3. 3. the rivers are dry before they reach the sea. And the snows on the peaks that replenish the rivers are lesseach year. Even the bees are disappearing, and that affects the flowering of the coffee and all otherplants."I asked the Mamo how he knew there were fewer bees."I can hear them. Their sound has lessened," he replied. "It is all happening very quickly. First you tookour gold. Then you took our land. Now you are taking the water and the air itself. The YoungerBrothers are waging a war on the earth and it must stop!"Valledupar sits like a supplicant at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. It is a friendly, clean town where theArhuaco and the colonists mix freely.There were a few Arhuaco men and women in the large courtyard as we entered. The men werescribing their thoughts on their poporos and the women were doing a similar action by drawing out longstrands of cotton by hand into thread for weaving. It was a peaceful scene and nobody seemed to takenotice of my entrance. Nelson, the Colombian indigenous rights lawyer traveling with me, introducedme to several people, but all I got were indifferent glances or limp hands to shake."Dont take it personally, Dean," Nelson offered kindly. "Remember that the Arhuaco think of alloutsiders as the Younger Brothers. Its not that they think you are inferior or anything, but they thinkyou dont know much."And, they are right. At least as far as most Americans go in terms of coffee literacy and the impact ofeach cup they drink. In the hyper-caffeinated world of coffee marketing, it is very difficult to tell thetruth from a load of beans. And, thats what most of us are being told in terms of climate change, and interms of what coffee farmers are paid, the latter of which often has an impact on the former.Fair Trade allows farmers to be paid meaningful prices for their labors, a way to realize cherisheddreams of education for their kids and sufficient food on the table, and to be willing to then take bettercare of the crops and the land around them. Thats what Fair Trade is all about, and it is the mosttangible result to.But let me be real. Only twenty percent of the coffee from Fair Trade-certified cooperatives gets sold asFair Trade. The rest gets sold under conventional pricing, which even at the current higher level doesnot give a farmer much to feed his family, and certainly doesnt give the community enough to build aschool, a well or a health clinic. This is not the farmers fault. It is the same coffee grown in the samemanner.The problem is that most people in the coffee industry are not willing to recognize farmers as truepartners in our businesses-they are often simply cheap wage slaves to whom we can give pennies whileselling their coffee for inflated prices. It is not an economic issue-even at our higher-than-Fair-Trade-prices paid to farmers we make a very good living. It is not a quality issue-non-Fair Trade roasters arebuying the same beans as we are from Oromia (Ethiopia), PPKGO (Sumatra), and Pangoa (Peru) toname a few, just not paying the sme Fair Trade price. Quality actually improves under Fair Tradebecause there is simply more money for technical training, new processing equipment (such as eco-
  4. 4. friendly washing stations) and the farmers have an incentive to care for their crop better if it will bringhigher returns.It is not an availability issue-as an example, eighty percent of the Oromia crop is out there waiting. It isfirst and foremost an ethical issue, plain and simple.So take a look deep into your coffee cup. Behind the aroma, the acidity, and the body lay the real livesof farmers and their families. The choices we make at the supermarket and the café have immediateand profound impacts on almost thirty million people around the globe, on their ability to drink cleanwater, to educate their kids, and to dream of better lives, as well as to keep the heat off the planet. FairTrade works. Help make it happen.To obtain the best results in making all the Links to work properly,Please Download the File as a PDF File,and open the PDF File and Click on the Links.Thank You.Book: Javatrekker: Dispatches From the World of Fair Trade Coffee; by Dean Cycon Beans - Fair Trade Organic Coffeehttp://deansbeans.comOrganic Products Trading Company - Fair Trade Organic Coffeehttp://www.optco.comClimate Justice Onlinehttp://www.climatejusticeonline.orgBrewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival; by Daniel Jaffee coffee: sustainable development by Mayan Farmers; by Maria Elena Martinez-Torres Truth About Coffee; by Marina Kushner Truth About Caffeine; by Marina Kushner Gold: The Dark History of Coffee; by Antony Wild
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