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(Time)   Coldplay buys 10,000 mango trees to offset the greenhouse gases of producing its new CD. Considering it's Coldplay, three would have sufficed   (time.com) divider line
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2006-09-13 1:25:05 PM  
Say what you want about 'em, but they sure move some albums.
 
2006-09-13 1:27:40 PM  
Look at me! Everyone on Fark tells me to hate Coldplay, so I do!

/sheep
 
2006-09-13 1:28:05 PM  
Buying trees that already exist doesn't offset anything. Now if they had actually planted 10,000 new trees, that might be something.
 
2006-09-13 1:32:05 PM  
You know, those trees will drop fruit, which will decay, and put co2 into the air.
 
2006-09-13 1:32:39 PM  
debug: Buying trees that already exist doesn't offset anything.

Not at present, no. However, if they ensure that those trees are protected in the future, and they would have otherwise been cut down, then they have made a future dent.
 
2006-09-13 1:36:24 PM  
ThatDevGuy: Not at present, no. However, if they ensure that those trees are protected in the future, and they would have otherwise been cut down, then they have made a future dent.

They will die at some point. Then all that CO2 goes back into the air. It's futile, I tell you.
 
2006-09-13 1:38:27 PM  
The first half of X&Y is wonderful. The rest is pretty bland.
 
2006-09-13 1:41:17 PM  
You know how I know you're gay?
 
2006-09-13 1:46:17 PM  
typical liberalism

Coldplay has come up with a useless solution for a phantom problem so they can feel better about themseleves.
 
2006-09-13 1:46:41 PM  
Maybe we should introduce carbon credit cards to America so we can all fark ourselves into clean air for the next 70 years.
 
2006-09-13 1:49:40 PM  
I'm not one to pile on, but Coldplay truly is awful. I like that one song where Chris Martin sings about how sad he is and the music rises to a gentle crescendo and then slowly fades out.

And they've stolen from Elbow, the premier English band on wheels.

we heisted an Elbow song

Martin has warned fans "Fix You" will sound very similar to those who have listened to British band Elbow's 2003 album CAST OF THOUSANDS. He says, "Fix You came directly from Elbow's Grace Under Pressure. "I think their Cast Of Thousands album is one of the very few albums over the past five years that I have played in its entirety many times."

Chris Martin = farkhole
 
2006-09-13 1:54:17 PM  
debug: Buying trees that already exist doesn't offset anything. Now if they had actually planted 10,000 new trees, that might be something.

From TFA it sounds like they weren't there to begin with, but I could be wrong.

rickythepenguin: I like that one song where Chris Martin sings about how sad he is and the music rises to a gentle crescendo and then slowly fades out.

Dude, that song is awesome.
 
2006-09-13 2:05:58 PM  
mild7: Coldplay has come up with a useless solution for a phantom problem so they can feel better about themseleves get some press and look like they are helping.

Fixed.
 
2006-09-13 2:07:32 PM  
I'm not sure who I find more annoying - Coldplay or mild7. Before they kept repeating themselves, I thought Coldplay wrote some catchy pop songs.

mild7 FTW.
 
2006-09-13 2:22:50 PM  
Pale_Green_Pants_With_Nobody_Inside_Them:They will die at some point. Then all that CO2 goes back into the air.

Hang on...are you saying a small amount of CO2 released from a tree's rotting fruit will equal the amount of C02 consumed through decades of photosynthesis?
 
2006-09-13 2:38:42 PM  
127.0.0.1; Hey what are you doing on TF, get back to sorting my interwebs traffic.
 
2006-09-13 2:55:19 PM  
lotustuned: 127.0.0.1

The best warez and porn site on the net.
 
2006-09-13 3:13:02 PM  
submitter: Coldplay buys 10,000 mango trees

Were they all yellow?
 
2006-09-13 4:24:24 PM  
kronicfeld: You know how I know you're gay?


was it because of the macramed jeans shorts?

ohhhhh, I get it....
 
2006-09-13 4:25:38 PM  
Nice of them. Now could they do something about not sucking?
 
2006-09-13 4:27:33 PM  
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2006-09-13 4:29:35 PM  
I'm sorry. I have to say that as a long time listener, I'm insulted that you guys are bashing this great band, I mean, c'mon! They're musical geniou... Wait. Coldplay? Oh, nevermind. Continue dialog about how shiatty their crap really is. I'll join in!
 
2006-09-13 4:35:56 PM  
I don't care what you say, "Yellow" is a great song.
 
2006-09-13 4:41:43 PM  
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2006-09-13 4:44:37 PM  
I really like Coldplay and don't care what you all think.

/also like new Simpsons episodes
//and the US version of "The Office"
///so suck it
 
2006-09-13 4:48:55 PM  
Found at - http://www.newint.org/features/2006/07/01/keynote/

A report in the Sunday Telegraph stated that, of the 10,000 trees that were supposedly distributed to small farmers in this largely dry Indian state, only a few hundred were found to be still alive. The rest perished through lack of water and inadequate financial and infrastructure support from the Carbon Neutral Company and its partners.

One of the project participants, Anandi Sharan Mieli of Women for Sustainable Development, accused the Carbon Neutral Company of having a 'condescending' attitude. 'They do it for their interests, not really for reducing emissions. They do it because it's good money,' she was quoted as saying. The Carbon Neutral Company, however, blames Mieli's group for not meeting its 'contractual obligations' to provide the necessary irrigation and support. Coldplay themselves claim no responsibility. According to a spokesperson for the band, 'Coldplay signed up to the scheme in good faith with Future Forests and it's in their hands. There are loads of bands involved in this kind of thing. For a band on the road all the time, it would be difficult to monitor a forest.
 
2006-09-13 4:50:10 PM  
leperboy69: Hang on...are you saying a small amount of CO2 released from a tree's rotting fruit will equal the amount of C02 consumed through decades of photosynthesis?

When plant and animal matter decays, bacteria and fungi will convert the carbon to carbon dioxide or methane.

Behold! The magic that of the carbon cycle!
 
2006-09-13 4:51:13 PM  
Behold! The magic that of the carbon cycle!

/oops
 
2006-09-13 5:05:29 PM  
Great headline, regardless of tastes. A deliciously low blow.
 
2006-09-13 5:38:25 PM  
2006-09-13 02:55:19 PMMuddie


lotustuned: 127.0.0.1

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Warez porn, because there's not enough porn on the internet and the very small amount that there is needs to be copied and distributed over usenet.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2006-09-13 5:38:26 PM  
The right way to do this is buy some tress, cut them down, turn them to charcoal, then bury them in an abandonded mine shaft. Then plant new trees. Everything else is futile.

I like the Coldplay -- they're good with a hook. But why the hell can't they write lyrics that make even a lick of sense? Sure, it'd be harder than writing the first thing that pops into their tiny brains that goes with the music, but it'd make the songs actually mean something and that would give the listener a second and more resounding reason to like the song.
 
2006-09-13 5:45:26 PM  
Take that, U2!
 
2006-09-13 5:54:18 PM  
I like Coldplay.

/Underneath the Mango tree.
 
2006-09-13 5:58:18 PM  
Wow. They are so in tune with the environment! What a special bunch of guys. Really special. I was wondering, though, if the trees already exist, what good is buying them? Do purchased trees consume more C02? By the way, here is a couple pictures of the trucks that deliver the trees. It takes about 1500 trips.

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2006-09-13 6:41:18 PM  
how does such an old article get greenlighted?
 
2006-09-13 7:33:01 PM  
I loved Yellow right when it came out...but...

Am I just imagining this "When you try your best and you don't succeed..." song?


What the fark? Are they stealing lyrics from Sesame Street? It sounds like a song that would be played on a kid's show after some tyke lost the teeball game and pulls his helmet off, all sad and stuff....wow.

Bunch of Nancies.


I hate Coldplay.
 
2006-09-13 8:52:10 PM  
Why bother? The universe will end in a heat death eventually. Or possibly in a full-scale collapse, much like Coldplay's career after their next album.
 
2006-09-14 1:23:00 AM  
I like Coldplay. But I'm a sissy girl so I'm gonna go with that being okay.
 
2006-09-14 5:58:00 AM  
I could go for 10,000 mangoes right about now. Anyway,isn't Coldplay that band you listen to if you're not tough enough for Nickleback's 'Photograph'?

/Hasn't heard,honestly
//Doesn't hate them because Fark told me to
///Hates them because rock officially died in 1992.
 
2006-09-14 8:38:06 AM  
This is the single most stupid thing anyone has done ever.
 
2006-09-14 12:04:42 PM  
I'm sorry for all of the (apparently) millions of people that like Coldplay, but I just don't see why everyone's making a big deal about some anemic, Michael Stipe wanna-be crying into a microphone. I just don't get it. Oh well. Guess I'm not "cool" enough. Nothing to see here.
 
2006-09-14 12:57:59 PM  
leperboy69: Hang on...are you saying a small amount of CO2 released from a tree's rotting fruit will equal the amount of C02 consumed through decades of photosynthesis?

Well, the tree grows and loses leaves every year. The CO2 has to go somewhere. Look at the charts in CO2, it shows local decreases in the spring and summer, then it jumps in the fall through spring.
 
2006-09-15 6:56:41 AM  
we heisted an Elbow song

Okay, okay. Coldpay's debut album came out just before Elbow's. I loved both at the time, but Elbow's subsequent stuff hasn't cut the mustard. Coldplay's 'Rush of Blood...' is a masterpiece, I'm guessing 95% of the haters haven't actually listened to it properly. 'X&Y' however deserves most of its criticism, largely due to the crappy, compressed production.

Coldplay are hated on for largely the same reasons U2 are - they're seen as trying to achieve more than they should, and being insanely popular amongst people who aren't meant to be 'music fans'. They tend to ignore that U2 in their prime were one of the most interesting and innovative bands in rock history, particularly when you take into account their position in rock heirarchy - it's not often bands as popular as they are take risks like U2 did with songs like 'Numb' and 'Lemon'. Sure, they sound tame today, but consider (a) at the time, and (b) they had a lot to lose...

I'm losing this argument, I know. But get over yourselves, listen to 'Achtung Baby' and think, 'when this came out, everyone else was listening to Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams', and think next time before you accuse a bunch of near 50 year olds of being 'boring'.

As for Coldplay - three albums in. I bet none of you gave a shiat about the Flaming Lips three albums in :p
 
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