Niagara Falls Frozen Over, 1911

Submitted by: Maximuss 10 years ago in

With all this global warming you can"t see this anymore.
There are 89 comments:
Male 343
global warming might be fake, but that doesn`t prove that we`re polluting like hell.
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Male 128
global warming is fake.
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Male 13
That was stupid. Niagra falls still freezes. Every year. In fact it`s frozen right now.
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Female 205
Cool. You dont get much of that in Miami!;)
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Male 52
Wow, very cool.
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Male 280
lol @ r_u_kidding "rocket surgery" you either mean "rocket science or "brain surgery" :P
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Male 59
k if i was them i wouldnt be standing there :S
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Male 4,246
"global warming is all bullsh*t anyway however I am not in the mood to argue it with you so I will post this then read all the stupid responses to it..."

Alrighty, I`m fully convinced. Well done, dozer_rozz.

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Male 732
Alright, it`s always "global warming"...
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Male 312
Science and politics don`t mix well. And Al Gore wants to be Micheal Moore. Nobody`s graph? crappy as hell. Did your 3 year old daughter draw that for you?
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Male 158
yea because since 1911 the temp has gone up .001 degreese
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Female 280
global warming is all bullsh*t anyway however I am not in the mood to argue it with you so I will post this then read all the stupid responses to it...
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Female 576
wow thats beautiful

damn you global warming!!

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Female 325
erm, i live right near niagara falls and there`s ice on the river like, all the time. during especially cold winters, the mist from the falls will actually coat everything nearby in a layer of ice that makes the entire area look like it`s made of mirrors or something. it`s breath-takingly beautiful and, most importantly, totally natural.
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Male 2,600
Good to see IAB still serves as a haven of ignorance among the unaware. Trust personal opinions and politicians if yon wish, but I cater to science.
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Male 774
Lets hope its about 30+ degrees warmer on avg in winter in my lifetime! lol jk but isnt ice mass increasing :D
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Female 47
Everyone who said "oh it`s just a natural warming phase" should go watch "An Inconvenient Truth" right now.
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Female 47
[quote]On 12/24/2006 7:41:15 AM phatzoma wrote: Well, didn`t the ice age end about 10,000 years ago? So maybe what`s happening in this day and age is a natural warming? [/quote]
Watch "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. Right now it`s about twice as warm as the natural warming phases have been for the past 600,000 years. Here`s where it`s at now:
[img]http://www.gimme-five.com/images/globalwarming.gif[/img]
The lowest points are about a mile of ice over your head and the highest natural points are a nice day in New York. In the next 50 years, it will be about 6(?) times hotter than the normal warming.
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Male 74
cool
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Female 28
"Maelstrom_x
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
623 Posts Sunday, December 24, 2006 3:43:08 AM
Looks fake to me.
Global warming? I don`t want to start a 200+ post conversation about this but global warming has nothing to do with Niagra Falls freezing over.

"If the Winter is cold for long enough, the ice will completely stretch across the river and form what is known as the "ice bridge"."


You thick mean person, if the temperature changes i.e. warming or cooling of the globe occurs, then what happens in macro climates, in this case there will change too. Retard. Hurry up and die.

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Male 10
its obvious many people didnt have earth science
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Female 14
Maybe not this year, but I remember being in Niagra one year when it was -40. *nods*
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Female 281
Bullpoo, Moving water can`t freeze.
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Male 312
and I meant aerosols.
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Male 312
Yes, global dimming masks the effects of global warming, but it is caused by areosol paticles in the atmosphere. So how about the midieval warm period from about 800 A.D to 1250 A.D. Temperatures were so warm that the vikings settled greenland. And following that, the Little ice age of the 14th to 19th century, where it was documented that several well known rivers froze over for the first time, and it was so cold the vikings had to abandon Greenland because they couldn`t grow enough food for themselves. Explain that when there were no areosols and minimal pollution.
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Female 80
Maybe some of you should read up on Global Dimming, then read up on Global Warming, then look at all the major weather incidents in the past few years, and then tell me that it isn`t real.

I live in New Hampshire, and it`s the warmest winter I have ever seen. I can easily go without a coat, and believe me you, I hate the cold.

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Male 336
i wasn`t disproving or proving global warming i was commenting on R_U_Kidding`s proof for global warming, which consisted of "global + increase temperature = global warming", which is retarded. all i was stating is that global warming will ultimately result in the next ice age. i know there is global warming and the problem probably wont stop because no one will stop burning fuels because they make life easier
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Female 199
phatzoma..my thoughts exactly, thank you for putting it :D
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Male 312
You know,

Global Warming is probably a natural occuring phenomenon but humans are speeding up the process. Either way I don`t really care. Enjoy your pointless argument that doesn`t have a definite answer.

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Male 336
stupid, photoshop for sure, bobby leach went over niagra falls in a metal barrel in 1911
and for the people talking bout global warming the rise in heat does not prove global warming, global warming melts the ice and the more fresh water added to the salt water changes ocean currents which will eventually lower the climate at a slow rate, leading to the next ice age, so in other words a decrease in temperature across the world proves global warming
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Male 2,486
Global Warming would have no effect.. It would have to be REALLY cold for that to happen, or some other things going on. If global warming would have effected that then we would probably have burned to death by now.
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Female 77
It`s global WARMING, not global FREEZING! The whole point is that in 1911 you could see the niagra falls freeze over due to the cold and water, like Maelstrom_x posted on the first page. Now you can`t see it freeze like this? I wouldn`t know, but I DO know that there isn`t anything we can do to prevent global warming. What do you expect us to do? Stop working, living in accomodations we`re used to, etc? Not possible.
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Female 2,084
wow. that`s crazy.
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Male 2,519
*inserts convenient comment*
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Female 706
I`m in central Wisconsin, and we were just about to have a snowless x-mas until Friday night we got about ten feet of snow dumped on us. Not only that, but the rain that had been drizzling for a day or two before that night had wetted and frozen the roads. So, yeah, our x-mas will be white. But just barely!!!
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Female 306
wow. amazing.
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Female 601
Interesting pic, but I saw it before somewhere...

What I always found interesting was that, though there isn`t any snow on the ground where I`m at (Michigan, which is strange), the news wasn`t talking about the temperatures for December being the highest on the record..

In fact, with a little research, I got this:
Highest Temperature for the Month: 74 in 1982
For Indianapolis. Close enough to Michigan, I suppose. No snow for Christmas isn`t a new thing o_o

Unless I missed something, which is probably the case. I`m not denying global warming--but I`m skeptical of just about everything, and it happens to be on my list.

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Male 813
Lol I was reading Maelstrom_x`s posts, and I thought to myself "Wow is he dense", then I remembered where else I saw his name, and thats when he was also spouting his ignorant political beliefs as well. He`s just an idiot all around it seems. :D
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Male 319
humans are f*cked over anyways, global warming just speeds it up
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Male 986
ok? whats so fascinating with this image? we dont see much of the falls....
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Male 579
dont worry about global warming ppl.

if it does get bad, iceland will have melted tons of fresh water into the oceans, triggering a several hundred yar long ice age in as little time as 10 years. so it wont stay warm for too long.

as for the photo, pretty cool.

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Female 141
yeah pollution and crap does effect global warming, but it is gonna happen anyway...

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Female 15,763
How can the immense amounts of pullution we`re spewing into the air not have an affect on global temperature? That added with the increase in humans, who as we know breathe out CO2, and the decrease in plants that breathe out oxygen.

Seriously, how do we not affect the world wide temperature?

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Male 888
Well, maybe because its rare for that much water to be frozen at once.

Regardless, Niagara Falls in the winter is simply beautiful. The mists coat the trees and rocks in shimmering ice. (Happy Holidays everyone)

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Male 988
is it? i can`t tell..
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Male 80
Damn You Global Warming!!!! It`s Global Warming`s Fault that We are soon going to have to send all of the Penguins To the Penguin Preserve on Pluto.
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Male 645
No snow at all over here, in fact it was a chilling 51 degrees yesterday, brrrrr. First snowless christmas yet.
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Female 141
OMG THERE IS A UFO LOOKING THINGY=D
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Female 2,552
::sigh:: Global Warming. Christmas is tomorrow, it hasn`t snowed a centimeter, and it`s fifty-five degrees out.
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Male 1,016
No I was just doing the uhhhh....you know..thing...nevermind
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Female 257
lostincoma,
I am 17 and I live in Finland, and this is my first Christmas without snow. The weather`s been VERY strange.
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Female 35
"This is a shop...I can tell from the pixels and having seen quite a few shops in my time"

It`s from 1911, what do you expect?
If it is a shop, it`s a damn good one.

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Female 99
and no, everybody. its not shopped. the water is not completely frozen. the person who posted this got it wrong. it didnt completely freeze. the water still was flowing underneath. if you want proof, go to google/images then type niagra falls frozen 1911. it should say on some of the websites. and yes, global warming could have an effect on the falls today and cause it to not freeze as much, but niagra falls has NEVER completely frozen. it is impossible because the water is flowing too fast for the particles to even begin to freeze. sure, the water would get cold. but no where NEAR as cold as it takes to freeze. thanks for your time for reading my posts, and sorry i took up huge space :p
ps: yay im turning 14 in january :-D
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Female 99
and sorry, i spelled niagara wrong numerous times. i would have fixed it but my comment is too long. heres the rest of the article:
The Niagara River handles 212,000 cubic feet of water per second. The average depth is approximately 16 feet with a flow rate of 4 to 8 miles per hour. The Niagara River does not freeze over. The Falls of Niagara and the river below the Falls does not freeze either. The volume of water going over the Falls, the depth and speed of the water below the Falls also precludes freezing. The water will not be stopped or frozen solid.

The ice bridge however does form at the base of Falls and over portions of the Niagara River below the Falls. The ice bridge is formed in late December to the end of February and into mid March dependant on the weather.

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Female 99
i agree with maelstrom x. how could niagra possibly freeze over like that? and he does have a point...niagra`s river LEADING toward the falls freezes. the fall wouldn`t POSSIBLY freeze over like that because there is too much water flowing down to even be able to freeze. but im not sure because look what i found on googgllleee.....
http://p.vtourist.com/763814-almost_froz...
and im not sure that this IS niagra falls. in the pic, the fall is HUMUNGUS and also is not frozen over. and this:
http://sufface.net/photos/albums/SpringB...
(not frozen)
also, (i got this from an article)
The Niagara River handles 212,000 cubic feet of water per second. The average depth is approximately 16 feet with a flow rate of 4 to 8 miles per hour. The Niagara River does not freeze over. The Falls of
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Male 1,016
This is a shop...I can tell from the pixels and having seen quite a few shops in my time
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Female 961
sunwave wind... are you an idiot??? "photoshoped - you can tell because Niagara falls did exist in 1911 and it doesn`t exist in the picture."


anyway... i still wouldnt be standing on it.. id be a little freaked

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Male 285
jeez we dont even have ANY snow in montreal...
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Male 731
i probably wouldnt walk over it because i would be to scare to fall off :-(
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Female 351
phatzoma ^ been saying that all along my friend!
And that picture - really neat.
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Female 48
I`m from northern Michigan. I`m 20 years old. This is my first snow-less winter in my entire life.

Yay?

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Male 26
I from quebec city , wich is probably supose to be even colder here , and we are getting rdy for a christmass on the grass. Global warming? i dont know , i dont care , I just want my Wii tonight. Excuse my english by the way, im a french canadian
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Male 62
Global warming? Not yet, here in rugby, england we had thick fog for 2 solid days!
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Male 312
^^ AND THEY FROZE NIAGARA FALLS!!!
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Male 1,461
Hey look!! There`s a UFO in the background.
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Male 312
Well, didn`t the ice age end about 10,000 years ago? So maybe what`s happening in this day and age is a natural warming?
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Male 904
Neither know nor care about global wrming, but I went there in 2000 (the Canada side) and it was frozen then. Spectacular is about the only word I can think of for it
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Male 4,246
Yeah, we`ll be singing "Duuuuust in the Wiiiind...all we are, is Dust in the Wind..." (I forget the original singer)
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Male 177
Derange, i thanke you for saving me from explaining that. But that is on the long term scale. On a shorter termed one, tempuratures change every decade. This is why were having terribly powerful hurricanes. Just wait until 2016 and Im conifident that people will be singing quiet a different tune.
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Male 810
about Global Warming, it`s just change that happens naturally, the climate never stays stable for that long.. and it isn`t human made
The magnetic fields shift as well, they expect that in a few hundred years the north pole will be in the mid atlantic... at least that`s what I think it was, that or the pacific.
Interesting photo... but not that interesting
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Male 173
It isn`t frozen, you can see some flow. It is an ice bridge.

And it didn`t come up for me. Until I did the old right-click show picture trick.

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Male 1,092
Cool, that happened to the River Thames
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Male 4,246
Actually, Maelstrom, scientists use "facts" (such as the global temperature slowly increasing over the past few decades) to prove it. Global + temperature increase = global warming. This isn`t rocket surgery.

But of course, there are those who insist that the apalling amounts of pollution spewed into the atmosphere over the past century have nothing to do with climate change. It`s just a coincidence that Earth is getting hotter, that`s all. Nothing to worry about, and certainly no reason to cut back on the pollution; plenty of time for that once all the oil is gone.

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Male 1,882
Ah, read a little further.

"The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred." And, of course, they host the picture shown here.

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Male 1,882
(insert 200 posts about global warming below)

Stupid IAB cutting me off. I didn`t use past the limit of characters...

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Male 1,882
Looks fake to me.

Global warming? I don`t want to start a 200+ post conversation about this but global warming has nothing to do with Niagra Falls freezing over.

http://www.niagarafallslive.com/Facts_ab...

"The tremendous volume of water never stops flowing, However, the falling water and mist create ice formations along the banks of the falls and river. This can result in mounds of ice as thick as fifty feet. If the Winter is cold for
long enough, the ice will completely stretch across the river and form what is known as the "ice bridge"."

" Until 1912,visitors were allowed to actually walk out on the ice bridge and view the Falls from below."

In other words, the falls themselves didn`t freeze over, only the river, which still freezes over.

Global warming is a sham. Scientists use big words like "global warming denier" to prove it. (insert 200

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Female 430
That is one of my most loved places on earth
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Male 2,567
Wow
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Female 690
That so cool. It must have been really cold for all that water to freeze like that.
Even if it was frozen I don`t think I would have walked on it like the ppl in the photo were doing.
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Male 289
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Male 27
Wow, that`s amazing. It takes a lot to make me speechless, but wow.
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Female 694
Wow... No sh it.
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Male 2,567
I don`t see poo at all
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Female 333
Hmmm, maybe that`s all there is to it... Maybe not.
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Female 113
Umm... doesnt work lol
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Female 472
omg... global warming has gone so far as to erase links on IAB! It`s out of control!
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Female 300
wow thats awesome...o wait i cant see it
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Male 14
well thats ok cuz i can`t see it now, it didnt show up
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Male 13
Link: Niagara Falls Frozen Over, 1911 [Rate Link] - With all this global warming you can`t see this anymore.
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