Think preventing Climate Change is "to expensive"? We have a natural tendency to put current consumption above future safety. But wait, the future is here.
“More than 33 percent of our budget for engineering and infrastructure are not to move forward, to take steps toward development, but rather to repair and rehabilitate what has been ruined by one climate change disaster after another,” said Marcos. [emphasis mine]
... the U.S. Forest Service may not be able to hire sufficient seasonal firefighters for the Southwest.
Of course this is an unfair comparison, because the Philippine government takes Climate Change seriously while the US is shooting itself in the foot, (and everybody else).