2007	2011	2012
 8.4	6,19	6,49	6,06
 8.5	6,04	6,37	5,87
 8.6	5,90	6,24	5,81 
 8.7	5,88	6,14	5,67
 8.8	5,81	6,05	5,47
 8.9	5,73	5,97	
8.10	5,59	5,90	
8.11	5,57	5,88	
8.12	5,51	5,80	
8.13	5,45	5,66	

Latest loss is close to 200,000kmĀ². And - completely unrelated - Reuters reports from a different planet having his own weather: "July was the hottest month in the continental United States on record".