# Weather events
2021 Weather Disasters in the Billions of Dollars
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences issued it's. Global Environmental Health Newsletter and stated that July 2021 was the world’s hottest month ever recorded, marking a significant milestone for climate change. That month, the global surface temperature reached 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit (0.93 degrees Celsius) above the century average. The Pacific Northwest region in the U.S. and Canada, Eastern Europe, Northeast China, and Japan experienced record-breaking heat. In the contiguous U.S., the summer of 2021 slightly surpassed the 1936 Dust Bowl Summer as the hottest on record.